Advanced Placement Policies: State Profile

Advanced Placement Policies: State Profile - New Jersey


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, local boards must establish a process to approve post-secondary learning opportunities that may include AP courses, CLEP, or concurrent/dual enrollment.
State financial support for AP course offerings/AP success No
AP participation/success included in high school accountability metrics/reporting Yes, for reporting. School and district accountability report cards include :
  • Percent of students completing ≥ 1 AP exam in English, math, science or social studies
  • Percent of AP exam scores ≥ 3 in English, math, science or social studies.
State programs and funding for teacher training No
State subsidies for testing fees Yes. A combination of local, state, federal and College Board subsidies make AP exams available at no cost to low-income students in spring 2016.
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 No
State postsecondary institutions must award credit for minimum scores No
Student must take AP exam to receive course credit No
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