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|Course Audit Information|
AP Central : http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/article/0,3045,151-165-0-46361,00.html
The following AP Course Audit resources are currently available on AP Central: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/courseaudit/resources
The Submission & Review Process
The course audit review process is designed to ensure that teachers have multiple opportunities to demonstrate inclusion of the requirements in their syllabi. For instance, if, after the teacher submits his/her syllabus for review, a reviewer cannot determine that the syllabus explicitly fulfills or exceeds the course's requirements, that submission is routed to a Senior Reviewer for review. If the Senior Reviewer agrees that the syllabus does not clearly and explicitly demonstrate that each of the curricular requirements is addressed in the course, the Senior Reviewer will provide the AP Program with specific, objective rationale(s) explaining why. The rationale(s) will be included in an e-mail that is sent to the teacher, a copy of which is sent via mail to the principal. The teacher will then have the opportunity to revise and re-submit the syllabus based on the feedback received. If, after resubmitting a revised syllabus, the reviewers can still not make a determination about the course, a College Board representative will call the teacher to provide additional suggestions for how the syllabus could be revised. The teacher will have a third and final chance to revise and submit the syllabus. Only if after this third round of reviews the requirements are not clearly evidenced, will the course be considered not authorizable, and the teacher will be asked to consider submitting their course materials for the following school year. It is the College Board's intention to provide teacher with ample opportunity to demonstrate how their course meets the expectations college and universities have for AP courses. The AP Course Audit process is not designed to serve as a punitive experience, but rather a means to validate and confirm the remarkable job AP teachers are doing at providing rigorous, college-level coursework to their students.
The College Board is considering additional ways to communicate all of the important facets of the AP Course Audit to teachers in the field, and we will continue to inform consultants as new developments and communication venues are developed. The CB hopes that this information serves to answer some of the questions about the audit.
Student Selection: Equity and Access
The Advanced Placement Program developed the following policy statement to assist schools in developing an open enrollment policy that reflects the College Board's commitment to expanding access to AP for all students:
The College Board and the Advanced Placement Program encourage teachers, AP Coordinators, and school administrators to make equitable access a guiding principle for their AP programs. The College Board is committed to the principle that all students deserve an opportunity to participate in rigorous and academically challenging courses and programs. All students who are willing to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum should be given consideration for admission to AP courses. The Board encourages the elimination of barriers that restrict access to AP courses for students from ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the AP Program. Schools should make every effort to ensure that their AP classes reflect the diversity of their student population.
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