The Pre-AP Program uses a targeted, effective approach that focuses on the concepts and skills that matter most for college readiness and provides regular, actionable feedback. We believe that students and teachers both benefit when there is regular visibility into how students are progressing—in real time.
What We Provide
If your school opts to offer Pre-AP courses to help prepare your students for AP and other college-level courses, here’s what we supply.
Instructional resources: High-quality texts and source materials paired with model lessons that illustrate effective teaching strategies, shared routines, and challenging classroom practice that offers teacher support for designing instruction.
Assessments: Digital unit assessments (eight per course for non-Arts courses) and performance tasks (four per course for non-Arts courses and two per course for Arts courses) to measure student learning and provide actionable feedback. Final exams are in development and will be available in the 2019-20 school year.
Student practice: Practice resources and tools to help students build, strengthen, and master content knowledge and skills.
Professional learning: A four-day in-person Course Teacher Institute focused on getting teachers ready for day one of planning and instruction for their year and 4–8 hours of online learning modules focused on examining student work and assessments.
The Pre-AP Designation
The Pre-AP courses that a school offers will receive the College Board’s official Pre-AP designation.
To earn the designation for a course, you must agree to:
- Align instruction to the course requirements.
- Administer the digital assessments we provide.
- Take part in professional learning.
- Offer the course to all on-level students.
The designation lets students, parents, your staff, and college admission officers know that your school is committed to offering courses based on consistent high standards and high-quality instruction to all your students.