Webinar - Equity and Access AP Potential

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NC AP Partnership:

NC AP Partnership Ensuring College and Career Success for North Carolina’s Students Equity and Access: Using AP Potential to Support Traditionally Underserved Students

Essential Question:

How can schools use AP Potential to help students and families aspire, explore, choose, and enroll in AP courses? Essential Question

What is AP Potential?:

What is AP Potential? A web-based tool Free for schools that administer the PSAT/NMSQT Provided by the maker of the AP Exams Designed to ensure that no student is overlooked Based on proven research

AP Potential enables you to….:

AP Potential enables you to…. Support access to AP for all academically prepared students Develop a robust AP Program by identifying whether your school should expand its course offerings and/or increase the number of sections of AP courses already offered Reduce time to recruit new AP students Meet career and college readiness accountability measures Broaden access to AP by identifying a larger pool of students who might succeed

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Identifies “diamond-in-the-rough” students Promotes equity Helps identify students who initially might have been overlooked for AP courses Is a useful tool for principals, teachers, and counselors to: Expand AP programs Increase enrollment in current AP courses AP Potential

What is the PSAT/NMSQT?:

What is the PSAT/NMSQT? A comprehensive academic reasoning test F ocuses on the skills required for success in high school and for college level coursework, many of which are the same skills/performance expectations articulated within the NC Standard Course of Study Skills measured focus on three main academic areas: reading , math, and writing Promotes college readiness by providing students, parents, and educators with detailed feedback on students’ skills as well as tools for improvement and college planning

The PSAT/NMSQT and AP Connection:

The PSAT/NMSQT and AP Connection Research shows a strong relationship between PSAT/NMSQT and AP Studies conducted in 1998, 2006 and 2007 Analyzed performance of more than a million students Showed strong correlations between PSAT/NMSQT scores and AP Exam results Download the research reports at: https://appotential.collegeboard.org/app/welcome.do

Traditional Methods of Identifying Students for AP Courses:

Traditional Methods of Identifying Students for AP Courses Teacher recommendations Self-nomination History of courses completed Student grades Student discussion

Signing in to AP Potential: www.collegeboard.org/appotential:

Signing in to AP Potential: www.collegeboard.org/appotential

Signing in to AP Potential: www.collegeboard.org/appotential:

Signing in to AP Potential: www.collegeboard.org/appotential Enter access code here

AP Potential Expectancy Tables:

AP Potential Expectancy Tables Expectancy Tables See the scores that correlate to probabilities of success in AP Biology. E.g. students who score 114 in Critical Reading and Math have 60% chance or greater of earning 3 or better in AP Biology.

AP Potential Select PSAT/NMSQT Administration Year:

AP Potential Select PSAT/NMSQT Administration Year Step 1 of 4 Select the PSAT/NMSQT administration year for which you’d like to generate a roster.

AP Potential Select PSAT/NMSQT Administration Year:

AP Potential Select PSAT/NMSQT Administration Year There’s a new optional shortcut You can “ fill seats in your existing AP classes ” by clicking the green button on the left. OR... You can “ identify new AP courses ” by clicking the green button on the right.

AP Potential Select Subjects:

AP Potential Select Subjects Step 2 of 4 If you chose to generate your roster manually, you’ll continue onto Step 2: Select the AP courses you’d like to identify students for.

AP Potential Select Pool:

AP Potential Select Pool Step 3 of 4 Choose a grade level and define your pool.

AP Potential Student Roster:

AP Potential Student Roster Step 4 of 4 Read the instructions for using the roster and see your list of students at the bottom of the screen.

AP Potential Subject Detail & Student Detail:

AP Potential Subject Detail & Student Detail Additional details available A roster of students in a specific subject A list of courses for individual students

PowerPoint Presentation:

After considering potential AP students using your school’s standard process, check AP Potential for additional students that might have been overlooked. Use AP Potential to make a case for professional development - more teachers will need to be trained to handle an increased number of AP courses. TIP TIP TIP Review AP Potential for 8 th , 9 th , and 10 th graders in preparation for 11 th or 12 th grade AP courses and ensure that they are taking the correct preparatory courses. TIP

Preparing AP Potential Reports:

Preparing AP Potential Reports Consider your audience, and generate different reports for different stakeholders: Administrators & Dept. Chairs - to advocate for certain AP classes to “make” - to support removing barriers to AP - to encourage students - to promote an AP culture Teachers - to promote an AP culture - to provide a framework based on data to support students access to AP School Counselors - to support your AP culture and your students - to advocate for the student in conversations and with parents & teachers - to encourage an AP student to take an AP exam! - to educate parents and students about AP and their student’s potential

Additional Information:

Additional Information http://www.collegeboard.com/counselors/app/demo.html

Looking Ahead:

Looking Ahead 2015 PSAT/NMSQT Wednesday, October 13 th Saturday, October 16th

Contact Information::

Contact Information: Kathleen Koch Director, NC AP Partnership 704.534.6455 (phone) 850.521.4921 (fax) kkoch@collegeboard.org Jerry McMahan Associate Director, NC AP Partnership 704.575.7375 (phone) 850.521.4921 (fax) jmcmahan@collegeboard.org

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