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The advanced placement program asu skysong october 4th 2010 sponsors ncee and cfa

The Grand Canyon Diploma

Upper Division Provider

The Advanced Placement Program®ASU SkySongOctober 4th, 2010Sponsors: NCEE and CFA

David Moniz

Educational Manager, K-12 Services

The College Board

College board s mission and purpose
College Board’s Mission and Purpose

  • The College Board is a not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.

  • Founded in 1900, the organization is composed of more than 5,600 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations.

  • Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,800 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning.

  • The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities and concerns.


Ap mission
AP® Mission

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. Through more than 30 college-level courses, each culminating in a rigorous exam, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit and/or advanced placement. 

Ap participation
AP Participation

  • All 50 states offer AP

  • Offered in 100 countries from Austria to Zimbabwe

  • 17,000 schools offer AP exams

  • Over 3.4 million exams were taken in 2011

  • Over 1.97 million students participated in AP in 2011

  • Source:

The advanced placement program asu skysong october 4th 2010 sponsors ncee and cfa

Impact of AP on 5-Year College Graduation Rates

Source: Chrys Dougherty, Lynn Mellor, and Shuling Jian, The Relationship Between Advanced Placement and College Graduation (National Center for Educational Accountability, 2005)

The advanced placement program asu skysong october 4th 2010 sponsors ncee and cfa

Advanced Placement Program Pathway

October 4th, 2010

ASU SkySong / Scottsdale, AZ

David Moniz

Educational Manager, K-12 Services

College Admissions

Take the SAT®

College Visits

Take AP® Courses & Exams

AP Potential™



Pre-AP and AP

Professional Development


SpringBoard® ELA and Math, Pre-AP Curriculum

6th Grade

Ap participation in arizona 2010 2011
AP Participation in Arizona 2010-2011

  • AP participation in Arizona increased by 7.2%

  • 25,284 Arizona students took AP exams

  • Minority students comprised over 46% of AP test takers

  • 24 freshman AP Scholars leads the nation

  • Low-income students are the fastest growing group of AP testers

  • And we have just scratched the surface…

  • Source:

Arizona 2011 actual ap students and ap potential students
Arizona 2011 actual AP studentsand AP Potential students for roster of your students

Success stories ap and pre ap initiatives in az

Success Stories:AP and Pre-AP Initiatives in AZ

The advanced placement program asu skysong october 4th 2010 sponsors ncee and cfa

Arizona DOE’s Advanced Placement Incentive Program (APIP) Grant

[2005 to 2008]

  • 13 high schools were paired with 14 feeder schools in the APIP Grant.

  • They contributed to Arizona’s significant growth in low-income students preparing for, and then participating in, AP courses.

  • Supports included:

  • Professional Development

  • Vertical Teams

  • Curriculum Alignment

  • Administrator Support

  • PSAT/NMSQT to identify students with AP Potential

The advanced placement program asu skysong october 4th 2010 sponsors ncee and cfa

Arizona DOE’s Advanced Placement Incentive Program (APIP) Grant

[2005 to 2008]

AP Low-Income Student Participation

AP Total Student Participation

Pre-AP Total Student Participation

Pre-AP Low-Income Student Participation

The advanced placement program asu skysong october 4th 2010 sponsors ncee and cfa

Arizona DOE’s Advanced Placement Incentive Program (APIP) Grant

[2005 to 2008]

All Arizona Low Income Students: AP Participation

APIP Recipients: Low-income Student AP Participation and Performance

# of AP Exams 3 or higher

# of AP Exams

Ncee advanced placement courses

NCEE: GrantAdvanced Placement courses

The advanced placement program asu skysong october 4th 2010 sponsors ncee and cfa

Source: Grant

Tough Choices or Tough Times, Executive Summary

National Center for Education and the Economy (NCEE)

Ap courses
AP Courses Grant

  • Mathematics & Computer Science

    • Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science A, Statistics

  • Sciences

    • Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics B, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics

  • World Languages

    • Chinese Language and Culture, French Language, German Language, Japanese Language and Culture, Latin: Vergil, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature

  • Arts

    • Art History, Music Theory, Studio Art (drawing, 2-D, 3-D)

  • English

    • Language and Composition, Literature and Composition

  • History and Social Sciences

    • Comparative Government and Politics, European History, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, United States Government and Politics, United States History, World History


Ap scoring and reporting
AP Scoring and Reporting Grant

  • Once scoring is complete, the multiple-choice and free-response scores are combined to form the composite scores.

  • Final AP Exams scores are reported on a 5-point scale, which represents the degree to which students should be considered qualified to receive college credit or placement.

  • AP Exam scores of:

    • 5 are equivalent to grades of A in the corresponding college course.

    • 4 are equivalent to grades of A-, B+, and B in college

    • 3 are equivalent to grades of B-, C+, and C in college.

  • Grade reports usually available 6 to 8 weeks after the administration

    • Online grade reports available summer 2010 for schools

Who participates in ap
Who Participates in AP? Grant

  • 17,000+ secondary schools worldwide offer AP Exams

  • More than 122,000 AP teachers worldwide are authorized to teach AP courses

  • In 2011, over 1.9 million students took over 3.4 million exams

  • 5,000+ college faculty score AP Exams ensuring college-level standards

  • 3,600+ colleges receive AP Exam grades annually


Key benefits of ap
Key Benefits of AP Grant

  • AP courses establish a college-level standard in secondary schools that is measured through a global assessment designed and scored by college faculty.

  • AP courses expose college-bound students to the amounts of homework, study skills, and habits of mind essential for success in college courses.

  • AP provides leverage for aligning and strengthening the grades 6-12 curriculum.

Key benefits of ap1
Key Benefits of AP Grant

  • Students who take AP Exams and score a 3 or higher typically experience greater academic success and college graduation rates than non-AP students.

  • The AP course is typically the most rigorous curriculum offered in secondary schools and is designated on the student transcript.

  • Because AP is widely used for college credit and/or placement, it attracts motivated students eager to double major, or engage in deeper, upper-division courses at college.

Advanced placement international diploma apid
Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) Grant

  • A globally recognized certificate for students who show outstanding academic excellence through achievement on AP Exams across several disciplines

  • Available to students attending secondary schools outside the United States and to U.S. resident students applying to universities outside the country

  • To earn an APID, students must earn grades of three or higher on at least five AP Exams in the following content areas:]

  • Two AP Exams from two different languages selected from English and/or world languages

  • One AP Exam designated as offering a global perspective: World History , Human Geography, and Government and Politics: Comparative

  • One exam from the sciences or mathematics content areas

More ap information online
More AP information online Grant

  • AP international recognition

  • AP International Diploma

  • AP Scholar Awards

  • Alignment to Common Core State Standards

Flexible and modular approach
Flexible and Modular Approach Grant

  • AP programs are already established in all types of districts and schools across the nation and world, serving a diverse student population

  • Flexible delivery of instruction allows districts to implement AP in the way that best works for them

  • Districts and schools can begin with one AP course and then grow their programs based on student interest and preparation, as well as faculty capacity

Flexible and modular approach1
Flexible and Modular Approach Grant

  • Independent study and online providers are available if a school cannot run a course

  • AP courses integrate well with existing academic and physical environments to apply course content in real-life settings

  • Natural synergy with community educational resources such as universities, research labs, local/state government, and museums to create robust programs

Ap curricula
AP Curricula Grant

  • Each individual school develops its own syllabi for its AP courses

  • AP Course Audit, through which college faculty review all AP teachers’ syllabi, ensures that AP courses meet the curricular and classroom resource requirements of a rigorous, comparable college course

  • College Board provides numerous resources and professional development opportunities to help teachers develop, structure, and pace their AP courses

Ap potential
AP Potential™ Grant

  • Identifies students likely to succeed in AP

    • Online tool that uses PSAT/NMSQT® results

    • Generates rosters of students likely to score a 3+ on a given AP Exam

    • Free for all schools that administer the PSAT/NMSQT

  • Based on proven research

    • Based on research that found strong correlations between PSAT/NMSQT scores and AP Exam results

    • Sample included more than a million students

    • Results available for 25 different AP Exams

  • Increases access to AP

    • Ensures that no student with the chance to succeed in AP is overlooked

    • Enhances a school’s existing process for identifying students for AP courses

    • Helps educators decide which AP courses to offer

Ap potential www collegeboard com reports
AP Potential:

College board support
College Board Support Grant

  • Regional office staff members serve schools and districts in all fifty states

  • Extensive web-based step-by-step planning tools and information

  • Free AP Coordinators’ Workshops

  • Exam rebate to schools; fee reductions for low-income students

  • AP Central Electronic Message Board Forums

Resources to build expand ap
Resources to Build / Expand AP Grant

  • Offering, planning, and building an AP Program

  • AP Central resources for teachers (released items, sample syllabi, scoring guides, textbook reviews, etc.)

  • National Governors Association report

  • Raising Rigor, Getting Results

  • AP Spanish in Texas middle schools

  • Click on “Resources for Districts”

  • Expanding AP Access

Ap cost considerations
AP Cost Considerations Grant

  • AP exam fee is $87

    • Schools retain $8 of the fee for administrative costs

  • A combination of federal and College Board fee contributions reduce the cost of the AP Exam to $0 for low-income students in Arizona

  • There are no start-up fees for schools or teachers

  • Professional development is strongly encouraged, but not required, for AP teachers

  • Each AP course syllabus is audited for free by college faculty

  • Implementation expenses may include teacher professional development, college texts, course supplies/equipment, virtual course “seats” (if applicable)

Free ap resources on ap central
Free AP Resources on AP Central Grant

  • News or changes to the course and exam

  • Administration of the exam

  • Sample exam questions

  • Techniques and strategies for teaching the course: objectives, structure, presentation methods, and classroom activities

  • Outline of content (themes or topic outline) and skills

  • Sample textbooks

  • Sample syllabi

  • Subject-specific resources

College board standards for college success comprehensive clear challenging
College Board Standards for College Success Grantcomprehensive, clear, challenging

  • Provide a model set of comprehensive standards in ELA, math, and science for middle school and high school courses that lead to AP, college and workplace readiness

  • Reflect 21st-century skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and media and technological literacy

  • Articulate clear standards and objectives with supporting, in-depth performance expectations to guide instruction and curriculum development

  • Provide teachers, districts and states with tools for increasing the rigor and alignment of courses across grades 6-12 to college and workplace readiness

  • Assist teachers in designing lessons and classroom assessments

What is pre ap professional development from the college board

Content-specific classroom strategies & tools Grant

Vertical Teaming strategies

Leadership strategies

. . .that help educators prepare all students for the challenges of college-level work, such as that found in AP courses.

What is Pre-AP Professional Development from the College Board?

Ap and pre ap professional development
AP and Pre-AP Professional Development Grant

  • AP Summer Institutes (Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego)

  • AP and Pre-AP One- or Two-day Workshops

  • AP Online Workshops

  • Pre-AP Vertical Teaming and Strategies Workshops


  • Training to become an AP Reader

  • Training to become an AP Consultant/Trainer

The advanced placement program asu skysong october 4th 2010 sponsors ncee and cfa
The Relationship of Pre-AP Materials and Professional Development to Research-Based Strategies that Promote Rigor

  • Identifying similarities and differences

  • Summarizing & note taking frames

  • Nonlinguistic representations

  • Generating and testing hypotheses

  • Questions, cues, and advanced organizers

  • Setting assessment criteria and providing feedback

  • Cooperative learning formats

    Source: Midcontinent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)

Average retention rates by instructional format after 24 hours
Average Retention Rates by Instructional Format After 24 Hours

5% Lecture

10% Reading

20% Audio-Visual

30% Demonstration

50% Discussion Group

75% Practice By Doing

90% Teach Others

National Training Laboratory, Bethel, ME

Typical sequencing for pre ap workshop series

New to Pre-AP Hours

(no teams established)



(assumes former 2-day AP Vertical Teams workshop)

Ongoing Activities

New to Pre-AP

(teams established)

  • Building the Foundations (Setting the Cornerstones)

  • Instructional Leadership

  • Two-day Strategies

  • One-day Strategies

  • AP Vertical Team meetings

  • Vertical Teams Institutes

  • AP Workshops

  • AP Summer Institutes

  • AP Conferences for Middle and High School Teachers

  • Instructional Leadership

  • Setting the Cornerstones – Interdisciplinary Vertical Teams Workshops

  • Two-day Strategies

  • One-day Strategies

  • [once teams established]

  • Topics for AP Vertical Teams in specific subject areas

  • Instructional Leadership

  • Topics for AP Vertical Teams in specific subject area

  • Two-day Strategies

  • One-day Strategies

Typical sequencing for Pre-AP Workshop Series

Springboard the official pre ap program in math and english
SpringBoard®: The Official Pre-AP Program in Math and English

  • Based on the College Board Standards for College Success and correlated to state standards

  • More than 7,000 teachers and 600,000 students are currently involved in SpringBoard courses

  • 31 of the nation's 100 largest

    school districts

  • Small schools, charter schools,

    and consortia

  • Research-based; written by

    teachers for teachers

  • Success stories, research reports and sample lessons:


Springboard official pre ap curriculum
SpringBoard EnglishOfficial Pre-AP Curriculum

Consumable Student Editions

  • Engaging, collaborative, reflective, rigorous preparation for AP and college

    Annotated Teacher Editions

  • Essential questions, suggested strategies, differentiated instruction

    Professional Development

  • Initial institutes, advanced workshops, administrator workshops/toolkits, cognitive coaching, curriculum mapping

    Formative Assessments

  • Embedded performance assessments, scoring guides, end-of-unit tests

    SpringBoard Online and Community

  • Web 2.0 community: share best practices & exemplars, view blogs & other posts, ask questions of colleagues

Springboard components
SpringBoard® Components English

  • Consumable Student Editions: Culturally relevant, collaborative activities engage students in critical thinking; each unit starts by providing students with a context for learning by "unpacking" the skills & knowledge needed to successfully complete Embedded Assessments.

  • Annotated Teacher Editions: Correspond directly to Student Editions; teaching strategies offer a menu of proven teaching methodologies to prepare students for AP courses.

  • Professional Development: Administrators' workshops & toolkits; 4-day teacher institutes (Year One); 2-day advanced teacher workshops (Years Two and Three); customized services, such as cognitive coaching; online training modules.

  • Formative Assessments: Embedded Assessments; unit assessments contain the College Board’s high-quality test items with distractor rationales; Student & Teacher Reflections.

  • SpringBoard® Online: Includes instructional resources, customizable online assessments & reports, and correlations to state standards; home to the program's online Professional Learning Community.

  • Find out more at

    Springboard the official pre ap program
    SpringBoard English: The Official Pre-AP Program

    Ap data to inform instruction
    AP Data to Inform Instruction English

    • AP Instructional Planning Report

      • Allows teachers to see their students’ performance on specific content categories of the AP Exam, in both multiple choice and free response sections

      • Available electronically to schools since 2010

    • Released free response questions with scoring commentary, actual samples, and grade distributions posted on AP Central every year

    Ap courses and exams
    AP Courses and Exams English

    • Provide rigorous, college-level opportunities to students in high school

    • Give schools a very flexible approach to AP course delivery and implementation

    • Reflect the practices and curricula of college and university professors nationwide

    • Serve as a capstone to the College Board’s college readiness system of programs

    Questions? English

    David Moniz

    Educational Manager, K-12 Services

    The College Board