The Advanced Placement Program (AP*) is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools, colleges, and universities. The program provides high school students with the opportunity to undertake college-level academic learning in AP courses, and gives them the forum to demonstrate that they have mastered the advanced material by taking AP Exams. Students can receive credit, Advanced Placement, or both from thousands of colleges and universities that participate in the Advanced Placement Program.
Since the fall of 1996, two AP sites have been funded by the state of Missouri to promote AP and to facilitate AP teacher training. These sites are located at Truman State University and Southeast Missouri State University. Missouri's AP Teacher Development Institutes are designed to prepare teachers to teach college-level AP courses in a variety of disciplines. The institutes enable teachers to understand the AP curriculum and to develop strategies, syllabi, resources and materials for use in their AP courses.
The primary goals of the two sites are:
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