Course and Exam Description
Including the Curriculum Framework
Effective Fall 2014

AP United StAteS
Course and Exam Description
Effective Fall 2014

The College Board
New York

About the College Board
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that
connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the
College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today,
the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading
educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity
in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million
students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and
services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the
Advanced Placement Program®. The organization also serves the education
community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators,
and schools.
For further information, visit www.collegeboard.org.

AP® Equity and Access Policy
The College Board strongly encourages educators to make equitable access a
guiding principle for their AP® programs by giving all willing and academically
prepared students the opportunity to participate in AP. We encourage the
elimination of barriers that restrict access to AP for students from ethnic,
racial, and socioeconomic groups that have been traditionally underserved.
Schools should make every effort to ensure their AP classes reflect the
diversity of their student population. The College Board also believes that all
students should have access to academically challenging course work before
they enroll in AP classes, which can prepare them for AP success. It is only
through a commitment to equitable preparation and access that true equity
and excellence can be achieved.

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