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Using Pre-AP and Advanced Placement to Change School Culture. Mary Kathryn Stein, Program Coordinator Krystal Nail, Program Advisor Arkansas Department of Education Office of Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Ken James, President
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Mary Kathryn Stein, Program Coordinator
Krystal Nail, Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement
Dr. Ken James, President
Lynn Harrison, Program Manager
Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science, Inc.
It’s the law. AP courses in the 4 core subject areas have been required in school districts since the 2008-2009 school year.
Taking AP courses demonstrates to college admission officers and scholarship adjudicators that students have sought the most rigorous curriculum available to them.
Each AP course is modeled upon a comparable college course and each AP teacher’s syllabus has to be reviewed and approved by College Board
Research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to earn a college degree than non-AP students.
Take advantage of state funding for teacher training for Advanced Placement and Pre-Advanced Placement teachers. Build an effective Vertical team of teachers to increase participation and success on AP exams.
Apply for AP Material and Equipment grants for new AP courses, AP courses being revised, or courses that have not received funding in the last three years. Commissioner’s Memo in August ($1000 per course)
Use the data from the PSAT to target and recruit students to take AP courses. The ADE and College Board will be offering a webinar about how to do this in the fall.
Help your AP teachers to understand how to improve their instruction. The ADE and College Board are providing a free webinar to help AP Teachers use their Instructional Planning Reports to improve their success rate. It’s on August 5th at 1 PM.
Webinar participants will
· Register online for our upcoming session on August 5, 2014, from 1 pm – 2 pm.
There is a link on the arkansased.org website in the lower right hand list of Calendar of Events.
The state provides $50 per AP score of 3 or higher. It is fine to give the money to the students who earn the scores as an incentive for students to take AP courses and exams.
Provide more Pre-AP classes with trained Pre-AP teachers to promote the skills needed to be successful in AP classes.
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