Education Commission of the States has researched Advanced Placement (AP) policies in all states to provide this comprehensive resource. Click on the questions below for 50-state comparisons showing how all states approach specific AP policies. Or, choose to view a specific state’s approach by going to the individual state profiles page.
- Students need access to high-quality and challenging curricula.
- AP provides a common syllabus and teacher training that meet recognized quality criteria.
- Families benefit if students can earn college credit while still in high school.
- AP (all data points for all states)
- All high schools/districts required to offer AP
- State financial support for AP course offerings/AP success
- AP participation/success included in high school accountability metrics/reporting
- State programs and funding for teacher training
- Subsidies for testing fees
- State scholarship criteria include AP scores
- Collaboration on AP between K-12 and higher education systems
- State support for encouraging access to AP
- State postsecondary institutions must award credit for minimum scores
- Student must take AP exam to receive course credit
- Unique characteristics
- Advanced Placement: Model policy components
- State legislation on AP
- Computer science in high school graduation requirements
- 50-State Mathematics Requirements for the Standard High School Diploma
Jennifer Dounay Zinth
PUBLISHED: May 11, 2016
RESOURCE TYPE: 50-State Comparison