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Since 1955, the College Board's Advanced Placement Program® (AP®)—the collaborative community of AP teachers and students, states, districts, schools, colleges, and universities committed to the daily work of developing college-level knowledge and skills—has been delivering excellence in education to millions of students across the country.

Through AP courses in 38 subjects, each culminating in a rigorous assessment, students learn how to:

  • Examine texts
  • Interpret data
  • Evaluate evidence
  • Construct solid arguments
  • See multiple sides of an issue

To ensure alignment with current best practices in college-level learning,college faculty who teach corresponding introductory courses on campus are involved in every step of the course and exam development process as well as in exam scoring and score setting.