Understanding Responsibilities for Each Role

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To implement Pre-AP, you’ll need to select staff to fill the roles like Pre-AP coordinator, Pre-AP Course Audit administrator, and designated teacher for each Pre-AP course—you will also need to identify at least one leader (this person can be the Pre-AP coordinator, an administrator, or instructional coach) to support your Pre-AP program.

Before you assign responsibilities, keep in mind:

  • Depending upon the size of your school, 1 person may perform multiple roles. For example, the Pre-AP coordinator may also be the Course Audit administrator.
  • Schools must complete Pre-AP Course Audit before course teachers can access Pre-AP classroom so it’s helpful if the Course Audit administrator is available over the summer months.
  • Pre-AP requires all new Pre-AP teachers and at least 1 leader (e.g., Pre-AP coordinator, administrator, etc.) per site to fulfill the Pre-AP professional learning requirement.
  • Pre-AP and AP share many resources, so if your school already has an AP coordinator with access to AP Classroom, that person will automatically have the same level of access to Pre-AP Classroom, which is on the same platform.

Pre-AP Coordinator

  • Acts as the school’s primary point of contact with College Board and Pre-AP Program.
  • Confirms that Pre-AP course teachers and school leaders have completed professional learning requirements.
  • Completes tasks outlined on the Pre-AP Coordinator Checklist.
  • Accesses Pre-AP Classroom using access code found on the ordering website under Access Codes header. This access code may be used by up to 2 people per school and allows coordinators to: 
    • View classes, teachers, and students.
    • Modify/manage all classes and student rosters.
    • Access teacher and student instructional resources, assessments, and performance data.
  • Remember that the AP coordinator has specific requirements around eligibility. (See the AP Coordinator’s Manual for details) A Pre-AP coordinator and AP coordinator can be 2 different people, or 1 person serving a dual role.

Pre-AP Course Audit Administrator

  • Is available to complete the Course Audit in the summer before school opens.
  • May be the Pre-AP coordinator or other school leader.
  • Obtains the Pre-AP Course Audit access code under the Access Codes header on the ordering website. (If the Pre-AP Course Audit administrator doubles as AP Course Audit administrator, they won’t need a different access code because both programs are on the same platform.) The access code may be used by up to 2 people per school.
  • Uses the Course Audit platform to:
    • Affirm Pre-AP Program’s implementation requirements.
    • Approve teachers for access to Pre-AP Classroom.

Administrators and Instructional Coaches
(Pre-AP Leader)

  • Can be site or district administrators, instructional coaches, or any non-teaching instructional support role.
  • Supports the Pre-AP coordinator, Pre-AP course teachers, and program implementation
  • Uses the Pre-AP Outreach Resources to share information with stakeholders
  • Uses an access code provided by the Pre-AP coordinator to access Pre-AP Classroom (this code can be used by up to 20 people per school) to:
    • See Pre-AP classes, teachers, and students.
    • Access teacher and student instructional resources, assessments, and performance data.
    • View—but not modify—all classes and student rosters.
  • May be asked to fulfill the requirement that at least 1 leader per site complete professional learning before the first year of implementation.

New Pre-AP Teacher

  • Completes professional learning requirements either online (Online Foundational Module Series) or at a Pre-AP Summer Institute in addition to the Online Scoring Module
  • Completes teacher portion of the Pre-AP Course Audit in order to gain access to Pre-AP Classroom, where they can:
    • View classes and students.
    • Modify/manage all classes and student rosters.
    • Access teacher and student instructional resources, assessments, and performance data.

Returning Pre-AP Teacher

There are no Course Audit requirements or professional learning requirements for returning Pre-AP teachers. Optional professional learning is available.

FAQs

Can I act as both a Pre-AP coordinator and a Pre-AP course teacher?

Yes, but you’ll need to maintain separate College Board accounts for each role

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