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College Board Advanced Placement® (AP®) Examinations

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. The College Board is committed to increasing the number of students who earn a college degree and are prepared to succeed in the 21st century. Today's College Board works with middle schools, high schools, community colleges, four-year colleges, policymakers, and state education agencies to achieve this mission.

Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world's leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success - including the SAT and the Advanced Placement (AP) Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools, colleges, and universities. Since its inception in 1955, the program has provided motivated high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting and take AP exams. The AP Program is designed to accelerate learning, reward achievement, and enhance both high school and college programs. Students who participate in the program not only gain college-level skills, but in many cases they also earn college credit while they are still in high school. AP courses are taught by dedicated and enthusiastic high school teachers who follow course guidelines developed and published by the College Board. The AP Program is offered in approximately 50 percent of the nation's high schools. As of the 2014-2015 school year, AP offers more than 35 exam titles.



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