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Important Updates

Example Textbook List Reviewed by Learning List

The AP Seminar example textbook list on the AP Course Audit website has been reviewed by Learning List, an independent instructional materials review service for schools and districts.

AP Seminar Course and Exam Description

As of 2016-17, the assessment for AP Seminar has been modified. The revised format and weights of each component are described below and in the AP Seminar Course and Exam Description for Fall 2016 (.pdf.9.73MB).

Note: The following information and resources are for AP Seminar teachers at participating AP CapstoneTM schools. In order to offer AP Seminar, schools must apply through the AP Program to participate and teachers must attend mandatory training. For more information, visit the AP Capstone section of Advances in AP.

Welcome, AP Teachers! AP Seminar is a year-long course that has students investigate real-world issues from multiple perspectives. Students learn to synthesize information from different sources, develop their own lines of reasoning in research-based written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team.

Essential Course Resources

AP Seminar Course and Exam Description (PDF/9.73MB)
— Fall 2016

This is the core document for this course. It clearly lays out the course content and describes the exam and AP Program in general.

Essential Exam Resources

The Assessment Overview page describes the components of the course and the performance tasks.

The rubrics for the 2017 Assessment have been modified. Review the Scoring Rubrics for AP Seminar Performance Task 1 (.pdf), Performance Task 2 (.pdf), and the End-of-Course Exam (.pdf).

Access online score reports for your students.

AP Course Audit Information

The AP Course Audit provides teachers and administrators with clear guidelines on curricular and resource requirements. All schools wishing to label a course "AP" must submit a subject-specific AP Course Audit form and the course syllabus for each teacher of that AP course. Your course page has resources to support syllabus development.

Professional Development

Professional development is required for all AP Seminar and AP Research instructors. Teachers must complete curricular training prior to the first year of teaching each course. In addition, teachers must complete assessment scoring training during the first year of teaching each course.

Get more details on AP Capstone Professional Development.

Classroom Resources

The Teacher Community lets you share resources and teaching strategies with fellow educators.

The AP Seminar Student page has valuable information and resources for your students.

College Board Store

Find publications, released exams, lab manuals, and more supporting AP courses in the College Board Store.

AP and Higher Education

Higher Education professionals play a key role developing AP courses and exams, setting credit and placement policies, and scoring student work. The AP Higher Ed site features information on recruitment and admission, advising and placement, and more.

Meet the current Development Committee for AP Seminar.

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