|Collaboration on AP between K-12 and higher education systems|
|Arkansas||Yes. Statute establishes the Arkansas Council on Postsecondary and Career Readiness, which includes representatives of K-12 and higher education. One of the charges to the council is to support college and career readiness standards that promote accelerated learning opportunities, including AP.|
In addition, any public school, education service cooperative, or institution of higher education is authorized to enter into one or more interlocal agreements through which they collaborate to improve public school performance and academic achievement. Each interlocal agreement must establish an education renewal zone. The partners within a specific education renewal zone must develop a strategic plan that provides for enhancement and expansion of local curricular offerings through the use of two-way interactive television to include AP, dual-credit, and advanced high school courses.
|California||Yes. Statute requests the Regents of the University of California to develop the High School Mathematics Professional Development Institutes jointly with the Trustees of California State University and the independent colleges and universities. The institutes must provide research-based instruction in the teaching of mathematics, and that includes instruction that will enhance the ability of teachers to prepare students for AP and college coursework.|
|District of Columbia||No|
|Florida||Yes. Statute directs the levels of postsecondary education to collaborate in further developing and providing articulated programs in which students can proceed toward their educational objectives as rapidly as their circumstances permit. Time-shortened programs, as well as the use of acceleration mechanisms, must include AP.|
|Indiana||Yes. The state board may approve AP courses offered by a state educational institution in collaboration with a school corporation if the institution and school corporation demonstrate to the state board that the particular AP course satisfies the objectives of AP statutes.|
In addition, statute directs the department of education and the commission for higher education to work with each state educational institution on implementing and communicating the state educational institution's policy for awarding AP credits for minimum scores.
|Kentucky||Yes. Statute directs the department of education, upon receipt of adequate federal funding, to:
|Montana||Yes. Statute governing the Montana Educational Telecommunications Network directs the superintendent of public instruction to coordinate with the commissioner of higher education and the units of the Montana university system to offer AP courses.|
|Rhode Island||Yes. Subject to appropriation, the state board of governors for higher education and the state board of regents for elementary and secondary education must work jointly to establish clear, specific, and challenging training guidelines that require Advanced Placement teachers to obtain recognized Advanced Placement training endorsed by the College Board.|
|Tennessee||Yes. The consortium for cooperative innovative education is comprised of the chancellor of the board of regents, the president of the University of Tennessee system, the executive director of the Tennessee higher education commission, the executive director of the state board of education, and the commissioner of education (or the designees of any of these). One of the charges to the consortium is the creation of marketing channels to advise students of early postsecondary education opportunities, including AP.|
|Texas||Yes. A public junior college may enter into an articulation agreement to partner with one or more school districts located in the public junior college district to provide on the campus of the public junior college a dropout recovery program for students under 26 years of age who meet certain criteria. A public junior college entering into such an agreement must offer advanced academic and transition opportunities, including dual credit courses and college preparatory courses, such as AP courses.|
An interim benchmark payment of $250 is authorized for any, not to exceed 4, of 7 benchmarks achieved by an eligible student participating in the program, including a student who earns a score of ≥ 3 on an AP exam.
|Utah||Yes. Statute directs the state board of education, in collaboration with the state board of regents, to implement an AP program that permits students to earn high school credits while qualifying to take AP exams for college credit. The delivery system and curriculum program msut be designed and implemented to take full advantage of the most current available educational technology.|
|West Virginia||Yes. One of the charges of the West Virginia Advanced Placement Center, housed within the West Virginia Center for Professional Development, is to serve as a liaison for the College Board and the department of education, county boards of education, institutions of higher education, the West Virginia Advanced Placement Leadership Team, the legislature, and the governor.|