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The College Board, Google And DonorsChoose.org Collaborate To Expand Access To AP® STEM Courses In 800 Public Schools

The 800 public schools that qualify for this program were chosen because they have historically had a population of underrepresented students who were academically prepared for an AP STEM course that is not offered by the school. Specifically, in the 2010-11 academic year these schools had 10 or more African American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian/Alaska Native students — and/or 25 or more female students — with high potential to be successful in one or more AP STEM courses that were not offered in their school. For this criterion, high AP potential was defined as a 70 percent or higher likelihood of scoring a 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Exam as predicted by the student's performance on specific sections of the PSAT/NMQST ® (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.) In addition, these schools serve communities with a median household income of $100,000 or less, and/or 40 percent or more of their students qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. Research shows that the AP Program can provide a cost-effective way for high school students to earn college credit,  advanced placement or both while still in high school, but these academically prepared minority and female students are not being given that opportunity. The grant from Google will help eliminate some of the obstacles that cause these inequities and will help these students access AP STEM courses for which they have been academically prepared to succeed.

The College Board will work with educators and legislators at the state, district and school levels to inform all teachers, counselors, parents and students at qualifying schools about this opportunity to expand access to AP STEM courses for traditionally underrepresented students and will provide them with implementation support throughout the program. AP courses and exams within the STEM disciplines include: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics B, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics.

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