Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Advanced Placement Additional Training Plans and Other Updates

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Memo Number
LS-20-047
Memo Date
11/5/2019
Memo Type
Informational
Unit
Learning Services
Regulatory Authority
Response Required
NO
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Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Teachers; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Curriculum Coordinators; Bookkeepers; School Counselors; Data Stewards (SIS; eSchool; eFinance; TRIAND); District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster)

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The Advanced Placement and Pre-Advanced Placement Additional Training Plan (ATP) was revised during the summer of 2019.  The revised form is available as an attachment to this memo and here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MWicyEw6YfQm_gnB-QBpCP0c5lXWohME.  

 

The Office of Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement previously maintained an Advanced Placement (AP) and Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) training records database and shared records with school districts each fall.  This database has experienced increasing issues over the past several years and was retired at the end of 2018-19 school year.  One of the functions of this database was transmitting information to the Standards for Accreditation (SFA) system.  Districts will now be responsible for inputting expiration dates for AP teacher training and expiration dates for AP teacher ATP’s into eSchool.  Please refer to pages 32 and 152 of the SIS manual for additional information https://adedata.arkansas.gov/sis/ManagedContent/Docs/sisman1920.pdf. Additional instructions are attached to this memo and also available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=160n33qbSXDSze1929fv2hnVz2nqXs78r.  Districts will also be responsible for maintaining onsite verification of AP and Pre-AP teacher training and ATP approvals.  

 

College Board created a new online system for ordering Advanced Placement exams.  Districts should note that exam orders are now due on November 15 and submit orders by that deadline to avoid late ordering fees from College Board.  Details about changes, ordering, and other information that may be helpful in implementing your AP Program can be found at https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/ap-coordinators.

 

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