Advanced Placement Policies: State Profile

Advanced Placement Policies: State Profile - Michigan

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 with questions regarding state policies on this issue.

Advanced Placement 2016
All high schools/districts required to offer AP No
State financial support for AP course offerings/AP success No
AP participation/success included in high school accountability metrics/reporting Yes, for annual accreditation report. If a district board wants all of its schools to be accredited, the board must prepare and submit to the state board an annual education report that includes, among other indicators: 
  • The number of college level equivalent courses offered to students in the school, in the district, and in consortia or cooperative programs available to school district students
  • The number and percentage of student in the school enrolled in at least 1 college level equivalent course during the immediately preceding school year, disaggregated by grade level
  • The number and percentage of students enrolled in a college level equivalent course who took a college level equivalent credit exam
  • The number and percentage of students achieving a score on a college level equivalent credit exam that is at or above the level recommended by the testing service for college credit.
The accreditation report must also include a comparison of these data with data from the immediately preceding school year.
State programs and funding for teacher training No
State subsidies for testing fees Yes. Students who qualify for a fee reduction will pay $5 in spring 2016 after state, 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. The Michigan Virtual School offers AP courses.
State postsecondary institutions must award credit for minimum scores No
Student must take AP exam to receive course credit No
Unique characteristics A provision that requires school districts to begin the school year after Labor Day provides that these provisions do not apply to a public school that operates all of grades 6-12 at a single site, aligns its high school curriculum with AP courses as the capstone of the curriculum, and ends its second academic semester concurrently with the end of the AP exam period.

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