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July 31, 2015

College Board Releases Revised AP U.S. History Framework

Revisions respond to intense criticism last year that the framework emphasized negative aspects of American history.

June 22, 2015

Is Advanced Placement's Value in the Class or the Test?

A Utah study suggests the main benefit for Advanced Placement students comes for those who complete and pass the test.

May 11, 2015

Getting College Credit for AP Linked to On-Time Degree Completion

A new paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that high school students who score high enough on an AP exam to get college credit are more likely to earn a B.A. within four years.

April 28, 2015

Groups Pledge $100 Million to Expand Access and Equity to AP, IB Courses

Equal Opportunity Schools, the College Board, International Baccalaureate, and others join forces to expand programs that encourage underrepresented student to enroll in advanced courses in high school.

March 18, 2015

As Achievement Lags Among Students of Color, AP Potential Works to Address Gap

Although gaps in achievement persist in high school, programs such as AP Potential and "opt out" AP policies are working to encourage more low-income and underrepresented minorities to enroll.

December 18, 2014

Diverse College Policies Leave Students Uncertain About Transfer of Credit

As more high school students enroll in accelerated coursework, colleges and policymakers are wrestling with standards for accepting college-level credit.

October 29, 2014

Report Analyzes State Policies to Promote College Readiness and Success

The Education Commission of the States releases a report tracking state policies to promote college readiness and success.

October 22, 2014

Free AP Classes Offered Through Massive Open Online Courses

Rice University launches edX course in AP biology, environmental science, and physics, although they are not endorsed by the College Board.

October 07, 2014

College Board Takes New Direction With Combined Report on SAT, PSAT and AP

SAT scores are virtually unchanged among the class of 2014 compared to last year, while AP participation and success rates grow.

August 13, 2014

College Board 'Clarifies' New AP U.S. History Framework

The College Board releases a full-length sample of its AP U.S. history test in response to criticism that it presents a negative view of American history.

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