ERIC Number: ED448520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-11
A Forum To Expand Advanced Placement Opportunities: Increasing Access and Improving Preparation in High Schools. Pipeline for School Reform: Pre-AP Models. Transcript of Proceedings (Washington, D.C., February 11, 2000).
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This transcript reproduces a Department of Education/College Board-sponsored discussion on ways to expand advanced-placement (AP) opportunities in high schools. The deliberations open with a presentation by the associate director of the College Board, who is responsible for the national promotion of pre-AP initiatives. This portion of the document examines a pre-AP model, which is a set of content-specific strategies to build rigorous curricula, promote access to AP for all students, and introduce skills, concepts, and assessment methods to prepare students for success in AP and other challenging courses. The various elements of pre-AP, such as teacher development, are examined. The transcript details the results of AP initiatives in Dallas, Texas, in Lincolnshire, Illinois, in San Diego, California, and in Baltimore, Maryland. Discussions of these programs center on the notion of vertical teaching, the importance of teacher development, and the use of vocational education in middle school. The participants also describe how they developed their pre-AP programs, provide examples of the various elements of these programs, discuss the successes that the programs have engendered, and answer questions from the audience. (RJM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Transcript was produced from a tape recording. For other transcripts of the proceedings, see EA 030 792-796.