New York, October 20: The College Board a not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity has announced some changes to AP Chemistry and AP Spanish Language and Culture Courses and exams. The changes were aimed to ensure Advanced Placement Program known as AP should reflect the college level expectations in each discipline. The new changes will be effective from 2013-14 academic year, The College Board said in release. The new changes were made in line with the inputs received from various colleges, universities and schools represented by their academic faculty members.
“The Advanced Placement Program is the gold standard in American education, offering high school students the rigor of college-level course work,” said College Board President Gaston Caperton. “The high standards embodied by the AP Program have the power to successfully prepare students for the challenges of the 21st-century global economy, enabling them to achieve their dreams for the future.” The College Board said.
The AP Program evaluates its courses and exams regularly and revises them to deepen the focus on critical thinking skills and to reflect the most recent developments in each discipline. Revised courses in AP French Language and Culture, AP German Language and Culture, and AP World History debuted in classrooms in fall 2011; revisions to AP Biology, AP Latin and AP Spanish Literature and Culture will take effect in the 2012-13 academic year.