Advanced Placement Policies: State Profile

Advanced Placement Policies: State Profile - Maine


This information was collected from statutes, state board regulations and state education agency Web sites and was fully updated in 2016. Please contact Jennifer Dounay Zinth at 303.299.3689 or jzinth@ecs.org with questions regarding state policies on this issue.
 

Advanced Placement 2016
All high schools/districts required to offer AP No. However, secondary schools must offer opportunities for learning in multiple pathways, which may include Advanced Placement.
State financial support for AP course offerings/AP success No
AP participation/success included in high school accountability metrics/reporting No
State programs and funding for teacher training Yes. Teachers teaching AP4ALL online AP courses receive training in their AP content area as well as in the pedagogy of effective online instruction. Teachers receive substantial support with regards to integrating technology, effective online communication, and all components of teaching and learning in an online environment.
State subsidies for testing fees No. Students who qualify for a fee reduction will pay $15 in spring 2016 after federal and College Board grants are applied.
State scholarship criteria include AP scores No
Collaboration on AP between K-12 and higher education systems No
State support for encouraging access to AP Yes. AP4ALL, supported by the Maine Department of Education, provides online AP courses at no cost to any student residing in a Maine school administrative unit who is educated at the public expense.
State postsecondary institutions must award credit for minimum scores No
Student must take AP exam to receive course credit No
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