The new database provides information on state policies and programs related to:

*Mandates that all high schools offer AP courses *Financial incentives for schools and districts to provide AP courses *Accountability incentives for schools and districts to make AP courses available *AP teacher training funds and programming *AP test fee subsidies *Scholarship incentives for students to achieve certain scores on AP exams *Collaboration on AP between K-12 and postsecondary systems *State support for encouraging access to AP *Mandates that students take an AP exam to receive credit in an AP course.

This information updates and expands upon a 2000 ECS report on AP policies in the states.

The ECS High School Policy Center was created in 2005 to undertake a broad scope of work on high school reform issues, including an extensive 50-state high school policy database drawing data and information from state statutes, regulations and executive orders; a searchable database of high school research; highlights of local initiatives; answers to requests for information on high school issues; and publication of StateNotes and policy briefs on specific areas of interest.

For additional information please visit the HSPC Web site or contact Jennifer Dounay at 303.299.3689 or jdounay@ecs.org.

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