As your school’s Pre-AP coordinator, you play a key role in implementing the program. You’ll share information with teachers and other staff, manage student rostering, arrange the required professional development, and more. Stay up to date on program information and deadlines by reading program communications.
Before School Begins
After your school purchases Pre-AP courses, here’s what to do before the school year begins, if you haven’t already.
Program Role and Orientation
- Review this Considerations for Pre-AP Readiness document to understand how to best prepare for implementing Pre-AP.
- Confirm designated roles for Pre-AP coordinator, Pre-AP administrator(s), and Pre-AP Course Audit administrator.
- Get familiar with your responsibilities and the supports available to you. Start by exploring this site and the Pre-AP Coordinator’s Manual.
- Update any contact information with the Pre-AP Program at [email protected].
Pre-AP Course Audit
- Work with your principal to appoint a Course Audit administrator (unless you choose to fill this role). This position should be filled by an instructional leader empowered to attest to the curriculum and resource requirements for implementation at your school site and who is available during the summer months. Learn about the responsibilities of the Pre-AP Course Audit administrator.
- Stay in communication with the Course Audit administrator and Pre-AP teachers throughout the Course Audit process, as completing the Course Audit is required to access instructional resources and professional learning modules on Pre-AP Classroom.
- Let teachers and 1 school leader know about the required professional learning and also about the optional professional learning. Encourage them to complete the professional learning before school begins.
- As soon as Pre-AP Classroom opens on June 1, get familiar with it and explore the resources you can access there.
- The Pre-AP Coordinator Community is a place where you can connect with your fellow Pre-AP coordinators to communicate, access, and share resources, and explore best practices. Join the official online Pre-AP Coordinator Community.
- Confirm instructional materials have been received and distributed to Pre-AP teachers and students. For assistance with instructional material orders, contact Pre-AP at [email protected].
- Review the Pre-AP Additional Course Materials Requirements in the Pre-AP Coordinator’s Manual or on respective course pages to identify required materials not included in your Pre-AP instructional materials.
- View Pre-AP Classroom for each course to find teacher guides, student materials, assessments, and professional learning modules. Standards Crosswalks for select states are available on Pre-AP Classroom under respective courses.
- Use Pre-AP outreach resources to plan effective and timely outreach activities for the entire school community. See the sample meeting resources in the Resource Library.
As School Begins
- Support teachers and 1 leader in completing the required Online Foundational Module Series and any additional professional learning requirements outlined by your school or district.
- Prepare technology to support student access to Pre-AP Classroom and ensure technical and instructional support.
- Provide support for students and teachers as students create new College Board Student accounts or reset access to previously created student accounts. See Pre-AP Classroom User Guide for Students.
- Distribute College Board Student Account creation request forms to any students under the age of 13. Review Pre-AP Classroom Account Creation for Students Under 13 to complete all required steps by the deadline. Request assistance at [email protected].
- Watch this video that walks you through accessing and using Pre-AP Classroom for a student account.
- Check to be certain that students participating in Pre-AP courses are listed on course rosters by teacher in Pre-AP Classroom.
- Read about Pre-AP Assessments to understand the Pre-AP learning checkpoints and performance tasks. Support teachers in the administration of the learning checkpoints, scoring of performance tasks, and the use of student performance data.
- Visit Pre-AP classrooms and provide instructional support to teachers using the Shared Principles Instructional Practices.
- Explore available resources in the Resource Library and the Pre-AP Leader Resources on Pre-AP Classroom to support your work.
Throughout the School Year
Your work will continue as the program is implemented. Here are some tips to help your school get the most out of Pre-AP.
- Confirm all teachers have completed at least 1 Online Scoring Module for performance tasks, a program requirement.
- Help teachers and students access and use Pre-AP Classroom; make sure they have the technology and support they need. Work with your school’s technology administrator to ensure that school systems meet technical requirements
- Use the Coordinator Guide for Pre-AP Assessment Reporting and Usage to view teacher and student use of Pre-AP Classroom, administration and results of assessments, and teacher completion of Online Foundational Modules Series and Online Performance Task Scoring Modules.
- Encourage teachers to plan together so they can select curricular resources aligned to the framework. Consider facilitating professional learning communities and/or cross-curricular, cross-school, or cross-district meetings.
- Ensure that teachers administer the required 1 learning checkpoint per unit and all the performance tasks.
- Prepare for and administer the Pre-AP Final Exams (if applicable). Confirm technology requirements are reviewed and met prior to final exam administration.
- Order additional Pre-AP course instructional materials for the spring if needed. For assistance with orders, contact Pre-AP at [email protected].
- Facilitate discussions with teachers and leaders around instructional practices and assessment for learning. Use Best Practices for Using Assessment Data and the Shared Principles Instructional Practices in Pre-AP Leader Resources on Pre-AP Classroom for support.
- Revisit Pre-AP outreach resources and sample meeting resources in the Resource Library to plan year-end activities. Consider hosting a meeting or “Pre-AP night” (in person or virtually) to orient incoming students and parents to your program.
Prepare for the Upcoming Year
- Elicit feedback on your Pre-AP courses to inform goals for the upcoming school year. Consider a variety of methods that allow teachers, students, and parents to provide their input, including sending surveys or facilitating focus groups.
- Place your order for Pre-AP courses and materials for the upcoming school year.