ECBOE ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALENDAR
Schools began submitting course syllabi and AP Course Audit forms through an entirely Web-based process for 2009-10 course authorizations. As always, schools develop their own curricula for courses labeled "AP." The AP Course Audit simply specifies a set of expectations established by college and university faculty for college-level courses. Courses that meet or exceed these expectations will be authorized to use the "AP" designation.
The AP Course Audit is not a teacher certification process. There are no educational or professional background requirements to serve as an AP teacher. The College Board recognizes that there are many paths toward becoming an effective AP teacher, and the audit does not review anything about teachers beyond how they are demonstrating on their syllabi the inclusion of the course requirements or a viable alternative.
Campus Level AP Score Reports - a paper copy is mailed to each high school principal mid July. Scores on CD may be ordered for $50 per campus. The request for the CD must be made when placing the AP exam order. AP Score Reports for alternate/late exams are often mailed separately late July-August).
District Level AP Score Reports on CD- The same data on the AP Grade Reports is available on CD. The fee is $50 and the data is sent to districts in mid-July. Users are responsible for formatting the data files; step-by-step instructions for data formatting are available. For a $50 fee, AP Grade Rosters (paper format) is also available to districts for all the schools within their jurisdiction. These rosters are sent in July.
AP Course Audit- School administrators can begin to renew previously authorized courses for the previous academic year. Teachers transferring to new schools can begin to electronically transfer http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/51268.html
School District Summary Reports and Five-Year Summary Reports-Available in current-year and five-year formats, these paper reports contain data by school district and/or by individual school on the number of AP students, the distribution of AP grades by subject, and the total number of exams taken. Some reports also include distributions for the school district by educational level, ethnic group, gender, and fee reductions, as well as comparative data (district versus state versus region versus global). The fee for this service is $50 and the reports are sent to districts in mid-August. A+ CR Ready Schools receive this at no cost.
School receives materials in September due completed by mid-November.
Campus Level AP Instructional Planning Reports (See handout) are mailed in September at no charge to principals for each AP teacher which includes class specific data on how students performed on each exam. Contact AP Services at 877-274-6474 to request a resend of this document.
District Level AP Instructional Planning Reports (includes all schools per campus or aggregated) may be ordered for $50 http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ap/grades/reporting/for-districts
District Level AP Scholar Reports in paper format may be ordered for $50 http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ap/grades/reporting/for-districts
PSAT/NMSQT Exam. All 10th and 11th grade students should be encouraged to take the test.
AP Participation Materials- Postmarked deadline is normally mid-November for schools to return their AP Participation Form
Caution AP label may only be placed on the student’s HS transcript if the course syllabus has been approved! The AP Course Ledger is a comprehensive and public registry of all courses authorized to use the AP label on student transcripts. The Ledger is an annual and culminating product of the AP Course Audit, a process by which college faculty confirm that courses submitted by AP teachers and schools provide students with the essential elements of a college level experience. As an exclusively Web-based registry, the Ledger is published annually in November and updated weekly throughout the academic year to reflect newly authorized courses.
PSAT/NMSQT Score Reports- Principals receive the paper copies of student scores which include the school’s AP Potential access code.
AP Potential https://appotential.collegeboard.com/welcome.do
This is an excellent enrollment resource used to identify students who may be successful in AP courses. It is available on line mid to late December with the access code provided on the campus PSAT Score Report.
AP Courses and Exam Scores- http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/apcreditpolicy/index.jsp
Provided by http://www.apstrategies.org/