Learning List: Helping Identify the Best AP Instructional Materials for Your Course
Learning List: Helping Identify the Best AP Instructional Materials for Your CourseLiam Julian, Director, AP Instruction Communications
Textbooks and supplementary materials for the classroom are expensive. How can AP Coordinators and teachers choose the best resources for their AP courses?
The College Board has partnered with Learning List, an independent instructional materials review service for schools and districts, to ensure that the materials included on the example textbook lists for the following AP subjects are aligned to the curriculum frameworks:
On each example textbook list, materials that have been reviewed by Learning List are so noted; example textbooks not reviewed by Learning List are also noted. Other AP subjects’ example textbook lists will be similarly updated in the future.
To ensure the quality of its reviews, Learning List hired as its reviewers many of the AP teachers who helped the College Board develop the new curriculum frameworks. As this brief video explains, three reviews are provided for each instructional material: (1) an overview of the material’s key academic and technology attributes; (2) an in-depth analysis of the material’s instructional content and design; and (3) a review of the material’s alignment to the Learning Objectives, Essential Knowledge statements, and Practices/Skills for the course. Beyond helping educators select new AP instructional materials, the reviews and tools on LearningList.com offer AP teachers ongoing support in using their materials effectively.