AP Key Links and Resources
Students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically:
- Earn higher GPAs in college
- Perform as well or better in subsequent college courses in the discipline than non-AP students who took the introductory class in college
- Take more — not less — college course work in the discipline
- Are more likely to graduate college within four years
- Research Studies:
- AP Report to the Nation
Resources for Starting an AP Class
Professional Development to Help Prepare Teachers to Teach AP Courses
- AP Summer Institutes : College Board–endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content-rich instruction led by College Board–endorsed consultants.
- AP and Pre-AP ® Workshops : One-day workshops led by a College Board–endorsed consultant provide participants with some of the best tools and techniques for helping students acquire the skills needed to excel in AP and Pre-AP classrooms.
- AP Online Professional Development Courses : Self-paced, on-demand courses that closely mirror face-to-face trainings, providing teachers with insight into curriculum frameworks and a broad range of instructional strategies.
- AP Insight – Biology : AP Insight is a Web-based program focused on concepts and skills that are challenging to teach and learn and critical to students' college readiness and success. AP Insight embeds best practices for raising student achievement into time-saving tools and resources to help teachers monitor and support every student in a class.
- Spotlight on Success : There are many exciting innovations that educators can use to make the AP Program accessible to more students.
Resources to Help Encourage Students to Enroll in AP Courses
- AP Potential : A free, Web-based tool that helps educators increase access to AP by using PSAT/NMSQT score data to identify students with the potential to succeed in AP.
- Share AP : Resources to help educators introduce parents and students to AP.
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