AP courses offer an example of how teachers can design and deliver instruction with consistent high student achievement – a model we build on in our system. What is significant about AP courses are their clearly defined learning objectives at the operational content level in the topic outlines. And, the AP course assessment domain is likewise specifically defined – there is no secret test content domain.
Our course guidelines are the essential equivalent of AP course topic outlines, the heart of the AP course definition. What AP does for their courses, we bring to all courses and all grades by empowering domain experts and teachers to work collaboratively to develop course guidelines using our web-based tools.
Our course guidelines go beyond the AP course approach to benefit teachers in key ways: