AP Downloads & Materials Ordering
Ordering AP Publications
- College Board Store: Students and educators can shop here for a variety of AP teaching and learning resources.
- Free AP Publications: Use this online form to order printed copies of the AP Program's free publications for your school.
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|AP and the Cost of College (.pdf/835K)||Handout. This information sheet highlights recent research findings on the relationship between AP participation and college costs, and shows how AP can help students and parents mitigate the cost of college.||Education Professional, Students, Parents|
|Choose AP (.pdf/932K) |
Elige AP (.pdf/652K)
Spanish edition of Choose AP
|Publication. These brochures can be used by school counselors and administrators to share with their students the unique benefits of the AP Program. These brochures are written for high school students considering AP and show how a rich and rigorous AP experience can help prepare them for success in college. Free printed copies may be ordered through the Free AP Publications order form.||Education Professional|
|AP and Higher Education (.pdf/803.4K)||Publication. This booklet for higher education administrators and educators provides resources and information to help institutions establish their AP policies. It includes an overview of how AP Exams are developed and scored, with an emphasis on the role that college and university faculty play throughout the process. |
Subject-specific policy guides for higher education are available for download on the Credit and Placement Policy page.
|How to Start an AP Course||Website. Discover the 7 steps to start an AP course at your school. Find estimated course costs and links to useful information and resources.||Education Professional|
|AP Coordinator Information|
|AP Program Guide 2012-13 (.pdf/1.8M)||Publication. Written for both AP Coordinators and school administrators, this guide provides information about the AP Program and the various stages of the AP year, from starting an AP program at a school, through ordering, administering, returning, and paying for exams.||Test Coordinator, K-12 Administrator|
|AP Coordinator’s Manual 2012-13 (pdf/3.84M)||Publication. Written for AP Coordinators this is the primary reference for all aspects of administering AP Exams.||Test Coordinator|
|Bulletin for AP Students and Parents 2012-13 English (.pdf/699K) |
Bulletin for AP Students and Parents 2012-13: Spanish Version (.pdf/809K)
Supplement for Students in California(.pdf/235K)
|Publication. The Bulletin contains information about AP Exams, their administration, and exam security policies and procedures designed to provide all students with a fair and uniform testing experience. On exam day, all exam-takers sign their answer sheets, indicating that they understand and agree to the policies and procedures in the Bulletin. |
A supplement is available for students in California that provides additional information concerning the purpose of the exams, procedures for releasing score reports, score interpretations and the use of exam scores.
|Students, Parents, Test Coordinator|
|Preadministration Instructions (.pdf/653K)||Publication. This booklet provides detailed information about holding a preadministration session and includes a script and a sample 2013 AP answer sheet.||Test Coordinator, Proctor|
|Preadministration Presentation (.ppt/1.8M)||PowerPoint Presentation. Helps Coordinators or proctors hold a time-saving preadministration session, where students complete identifying information on their answer sheets so they won't have to take time to do this on exam day.||Test Coordinator|
|AP SSD Guidelines (.pdf/434K)||Publication. This booklet provides guidelines for administering AP Exams for students testing with accommodations.||Test Coordinator, SSD Coordinator, Proctor|
|AP Exam Instructions||Proctor scripts and instructions for administering AP Exams||Test Coordinator, Proctor|
|Recording Student Reponses Using a Computer||Supplemental instructions for administering the recorded portion of the world language and Music Theory exams using a PC or Mac.||Test Coordinator, Proctor|
|AP Coordinator Newsletter Archive||Archived copies of this year's newsletters, which include important updates, reminders about upcoming events and deadlines, professional development opportunities, and other useful news about AP courses and exams.||Test Coordinator, K-12 Administrator|
|AP Participation Form (.pdf/83K)||Form: This form, completed by the AP Coordinator and the principal, allows schools to participate in the AP Program each year.||Test Coordinator, K-12 Administrator|
|Exam Administration Resources|
|Checklist. This calendar is designed to help AP Coordinators plan their schools' AP Exam administrations.||Test Coordinator, K-12 Administrator|
|Template. This spreadsheet template is a powerful tool for the logistical planning that AP Coordinators need to do each spring.||Test Coordinator|
|Template. Spreadsheet for tracking student registration, exam orders, fees and fee reductions, etc.||Test Coordinator|
|Template. AP Coordinators can modify and send these letter templates to their students as the AP Exam administration approaches. Both letters contain information on what students should and shouldn't bring to the exams, where the exams are, when they need to arrive, and more.||Test Coordinator|
|Sample Student Registration Form (.rtf/76K)||Template. AP Coordinators can download this sample form and revise it to meet their schools' needs.||Test Coordinator|
Sample Exam-Taker Agreement (.rtf/54K)
|Template. Coordinators whose schools require AP students to sign agreements at the start of the school year can download this starter template. Note: These agreements are driven by local school policy; the AP Program does not require or endorse their use.||Test Coordinator|
|2013 Proctor Training Instructions (.pdf/117K)||Script. Coordinators can use this script to train proctors for the paper-based AP Exams.||Test Coordinator|
|Fee Reduction/Section Designation Form for AP Chinese and Japanese Exams on CD (.pdf/43K)||Form. Coordinators should use this form to designate fee reduction options and/or class sections for students taking the AP Chinese or Japanese Exams on CD.||Test Coordinator|
|AP Exams on CD Scratch Paper (.pdf/31K)||Template. Coordinators should photocopy this template on colored paper and have at least three sheets and a pencil available for each student taking the AP Chinese or Japanese Exams on CD.||Test Coordinator|
|2013 AP Coordinator's Incident Report (IR) Form (.pdf/45K)||Form. Coordinators should use this form to report incidents during the exam administration.||Test Coordinator|
|AP Exam Seating Chart (.pdf/130K)||Form. Coordinators should complete and submit this form only in the event of suspected misconduct or an exam security problem.||Test Coordinator|
|2013 AP Exam Question Ambiguity and Error Form (.pdf/39K)||Form. Coordinators can use this form to inform the AP Program of any student-reported typographical errors or possible ambiguities in exam questions.||Test Coordinator|
|Blank Nonstandard Administration Report (NAR) Form (.pdf/72K)||Form. This blank form may be used for SSD-approved students who do not have a preprinted NAR form.||Test Coordinator|
|AP Score Cancellation Form (.pdf/45K)||Form. Students can use this form to request the cancellation of one or more AP Exam scores.||Test Coordinator|
Archived Score Request Form (.pdf/72K)
|Template. Four years after a student's test date, AP scores are removed from our active computer files and archived. Students should use this form to request archived copies of their score reports. AP Services must receive a signed and written request, and the fee is $25 per college.||Test Coordinator|
|Data and Reports|
|9th Annual AP Report to the Nation|| |
Publication. The 9th Annual AP Report to the Nation reports on each U.S. state's efforts to improve high school achievement by involving greater segments of the student population—and traditionally underserved minority students in particular—in rigorous AP courses.
More information is available on the Report to the Nation website.
|AP Data 2012||Visit this page to download AP data reports and statistical tables from the 2011-12 academic year.||Education Professional|