Advanced Placement Policies: State Profile

Advanced Placement Policies: State Profile - North Dakota

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. However, in order to be approved by the state superintendent, each public and nonpublic high school must offer one unit of an AP or dual credit course.
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 No
State subsidies for testing fees Yes. Per a March 2016 announcement, for economically disadvantaged students, the state will cover the entire exam fee for up to 4 exams in English, math, science or computer science over the student's high school career. For non-economically disadvantaged students taking AP exams in these subjects, the state will cover the exam fee for the student's first qualifying exam, and will cover 50% of the exam fee for the following 3 qualifying exams over the student's high school career. These exam fee waivers extend to private school, Bureau of Indian Education, and home school students.
State scholarship criteria include AP scores Yes. To be eligible for a North Dakota Academic Scholarship, a student must fulfill one of the required units of academic credit by either an AP course and exam, or dual credit, or non-remedial course via an early entrance program.
Collaboration on AP between K-12 and higher education systems No
State support for encouraging access to AP Yes. The North Dakota Center for Distance Education offers AP courses.
State postsecondary institutions must award credit for minimum scores Yes. A credit-by-exam chart outlines the credit hours and equivalent college courses for which students may receive credit for a minimum score on an AP exam.
Student must take AP exam to receive course credit No
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