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Bulletin for AP Students and Parents 2007-08

AP Students:

Contents

Congratulations on being a part of one of the most challenging and exciting academic programs available today, the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP). By taking college-level AP courses and exams, you and more than one million of your peers are taking an important step on the path to college success.

The Bulletin for AP Students and Parents contains information about AP Exams, the AP Exam administration, and exam security policies and procedures designed to provide all students with a fair and uniform testing experience. Please read the contents of the Bulletin carefully. On exam day, you will sign an answer sheet, indicating that you understand and agree to the policies and procedures in the Bulletin. The Bulletin for AP Students and Parents is also published in Spanish. You can download free copies of the Boletín para estudiantes de AP y sus padres at www.collegeboard.com/apstudents or order free printed copies by calling 212 713-8066.

Challenge Yourself: Take AP Courses...................................................4 Put Your Knowledge to the Test: Take AP Exams ................................4 How to Register for AP Exams..............................................................4 Exam Fees .............................................................................................5 Exam Grades .........................................................................................5 Exam Security Policies and Procedures ...............................................6 What You Need to Know for Exam Day ...............................................7 Additional Information ..........................................................................8 AP Grade Reporting Services ............................................................. 10 Exam Descriptions............................................................................... 11 2008 AP Exam Schedule, Contacts ...................................... back cover

Preparing for AP Exams

On www.collegeboard.com/apstudents:

Parents and Guardians:

Your influence in your child’s life is critical in the high school years, when both students and parents are faced with many choices regarding education and the future. Students are under enormous pressures to succeed in their classes, to perform well on standardized tests, to find a college, and to prepare for the rigors of higher education. Participating in the AP Program can provide significant benefits for your child. The rich course material, classroom discussions, and demanding assignments typical of an AP course can help students develop the content mastery and critical thinking skills expected of college students.

We encourage you to review the contents of the Bulletin with your

child. With this symbol

we direct you to several areas of this

publication of particular interest and importance to parents.

  • Free Web Resources: You can download free- response questions and scoring guidelines for each AP subject free of charge.

On store.collegeboard.com:

  • Released Exams: AP Released Exam books contain a complete copy of an AP Exam, an answer key, and sample student responses and scoring commentary.

    • APCD® CD-ROMs: Prepare for the exams in Calculus AB, English Literature, European History, and U.S. History with these comprehensive CD-ROMs.

The College Board: Connecting Students to College Success

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 5,200 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best- known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.

For further information, visit www.collegeboard.com.

© 2007 The College Board. All rights reserved. College Board, Advanced Placement Program, AP, APCD, AP Central, SAT, and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. connect to college success is a trademark owned by the College Board. PSAT/NMSQT is a registered trademark of the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. All other products and services may be trademarks of their respective owners. Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.com.

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