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Reach Out to a Student about AP

All In is the College Board’s effort to unify and amplify the efforts of educators working to eliminate the barriers that these students face and to ensure that 100% of African American, Latino, and Native American students with AP potential enroll in at least one AP class in which they have potential.

Join the All In Campaign

Despite years of hard work from dedicated and committed education professionals in every part of this country, far too many students of color who have the potential to succeed in AP classes are not enrolled in those classes. As educators, we can’t condone such wasted potential, and as a country, we cannot afford it.

Why All In? In the 2013 cohort alone, only 9% of African American students who took the PSAT/NMSQT were identified as having AP potential. Within that small group, over half the African American students with AP potential did not enroll in any AP courses. What’s more, half of those students went to schools where AP classes were offered.

Together we can — and must — do something to move the needle now and eliminate barriers for students with potential.

Join us in the effort and pledge today.

Graph depicting the percentage of public high school graduates who took an AP Exam during high school in U.S. Public Schools between 2003 and 2013. The graph excludes AP Spanish Language exams. The graph shows the percentage of graduates along took an AP Exam during high school among Native American, Asian, Black, Hispanic and White students. For years, white and Asian students have far outpaced their African American, Latino, and Native American counterparts in AP Exam taking. The goal of the All In campaign is to change this trend.

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Join: All In Campaign

See: David Coleman's letter on All In

Watch : All In Webinar 

Read: Unfulfilled Promise: African American Male AP Participation Gap

Share AP: access resources to help introduce students to AP

Find: use the AP Potential tool to identify students likely to succeed in AP

 

What College Board Members are Saying and Doing

“Identify the students in your school who have AP readiness and then go to that student and have a conversation with them about why this is a good educational decision. Make it a one on one discussion. Help them to understand that they will be supported in AP, and then deliver that support. And then help them to understand that it is important for their future. And you can do that tomorrow. You can start that conversation tomorrow.”

- George Henry, AP U.S. History, Salt Lake City, UT

“People’s fear often is that as you increase enrollment, we’re going to lower expectations or we’re going to see outcomes lowering, but we can see here that as enrollment has increased, so has our number of qualifying scores of three or better.”

— Beth Arey, College & Career Coordinator, Evanston, IL

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