The College Board and the Office of Overseas Schools continue to work together to expand professional development opportunities for AP teachers, pre-AP teachers and AP Coordinators in Department-assisted overseas schools. The goal is to enhance communication between these schools and the College Board and to promote acceptance of AP courses and exams in the admission process of universities outside the United States. Professional development of AP teachers offers students outside the U.S. greater access to a rigorous academic education, enriches the school curriculum and enables teachers to further their professional development. To this end, the Office of Overseas Schools continues to provide grants to facilitate teacher participation in AP and pre-AP workshops.

In 2009-2010, 113 Department-assisted overseas schools administered 12,788 AP Exams to 6,470 students. Student performance on the exams in these schools continued to be extraordinary. The mean grade for all assisted schools was 3.68. All subjects except Latin were offered by OS-assisted schools in 2010.

The following AP and pre-AP workshops were offered during the academic year 2009-2010:

  • AP and Pre-AP Workshop Held in Conjunction with Regional School Conferences
  • Tri-Association Educators’ Conference — Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (AP English Language and Literature, Skills and Strategies for AP Science Courses)
  • Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) All-Africa Administrators’ and Teachers’ Conference — Lusaka, Zambia (English Language)
  • Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) Teachers’ Conference — Dakar, Senegal (Preparing Students for College Mathematics, AP Calculus)
  • Association of American Schools in South America (AP Coordinator Workshop)
  • Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA) Winter Training Institute — New Delhi, India (AP Calculus, Pre-AP Mathematics, AP English Language and Literature)
  • East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) Teachers’ Conference — Manila, Philippines (AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History, AP World History)
  • AP and Pre-AP Workshops Hosted by Department-Assisted Overseas Schools
  • Hong Kong International School —Hong Kong (AP Calculus, AP Government and Politics: Comparative and U.S. , Skills and Strategies for AP Science, AP Coordinator Workshop )
  • International School of Latvia— Riga, Latvia (AP Biology, AP European History/AP World History, Pre-AP: Topics for Vertical Teams in Mathematics, AP Coordinator Workshop)
  • Lincoln School – Buenos Aires, Argentina (AP English Language and Literature, AP Calculus AB and BC, AP Coordinator Workshop)
  • AP Recognition by Colleges and Universities outside of the United States
    Another major area of the collaborative AP initiative between the College Board and OS is an effort to expand recognition of AP among colleges and universities outside of the U.S. in order to benefit students at international schools who have completed AP courses and exams. During the 2009-2010 academic year, more than 30 universities established new policies on acceptance of AP Exam grades. As a result of these efforts, the total number of universities outside of the U.S. that recognize AP for admission and university credit now exceeds 600 in 59 countries.
  • Participation in Regional School Conferences
    College Board staff participated in all regional school conferences. Staff members met with administrators, AP coordinators, counselors and teachers and gave presentations and information about College Board programs.

For 2010-2011, AP and Pre-AP professional development workshops are planned at the following locations around the world in collaboration with host schools and regional school association conferences: Campinas, Brazil; Doha, Qatar; Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia; Monterrey, Mexico; The Hague, The Netherlands; Nairobi, Kenya; Skopje, Macedonia; San Salvador, El Salvador; Singapore; and Taipei, Taiwan. More information about these workshops can be found at http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/intlpd.

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