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Redesign of the AP
The College Board is launching a major initiative aimed at dramatically improving the quality of learning and teaching in Advanced Placement (AP) science courses. This work is being undertaken in response to a recent report on advanced studies from the National Research Council (NRC, 2002) that recommends specific changes in advanced study in the sciences.

Phase I of this long-term initiative includes the establishment of an ongoing dialogue with scientists and educators across the nation in order to inform the process by which the College Board will redesign the course, exam and teacher professional development experiences for its AP Biology course. The information acquired from Phase I will lead to Phase II of the program: the development, field-testing and evaluation of new AP Biology curricular materials, assessments and teacher professional development experiences. Work during Phase I will also inform the process by which the College Board redesigns its AP Chemistry, AP Physics and AP Environmental Science courses.

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Project Contributions

Report of 1st Project Advisory Committee Meeting, February 21-22, 2004
Posted by: Walt Jimenez. Summary of Discussion, Actions, and Recommendations of the NSF/AP Biology Project Advisory Committee (First Meeting) Click here to read the full report
Report of 2nd Project Advisory Committee Meeting, July 10-11, 2004
Posted by: Walt Jimenez. Summary of Discussion, Actions, and Recommendations of the NSF/AP Biology Project Advisory Committee (Second Meeting) Click here to read the full report
Redesign of the Advanced Placement Program (AP) Biology Course, Examination, and Teacher Professional Development Experience
Slide presentation from the MSP PI Conference, Washington, D.C., January 2004. Click here for a web-viewable PDF Click here for the original PowerPoint presentation