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State provides AP exam review coursework

ODE partners with Apex Learning to provide resources


Oregon Department of Education Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton and Apex Learning will partner to provide state public high school students with access to online Advanced Placement test preparation at no cost to the school or student.

Apex Learning is an organization that provides virtual learning tools and resources to students across the nation. Oregon students registered for AP courses in 2013 will have access to a range of tools and resources to help them better prepare to take and succeed in their AP exams.

“I am committed to investing in kids and in schools so that Oregon students have the resources they need to succeed in a 21st century economy,” Gov. John Kitzhaber said. “Programs that give high school students the opportunity to accrue college credit are key to making post-secondary education more accessible and affordable, and are critical to achieving our overall education goals.”

Apex Learning and the ODE have entered into a statewide agreement to offer online AP exam review in 12 subject areas to up to 15,000 Oregon students. Students can take advantage of the exam prep resources for as many of these subjects as they wish at no cost.

The costs, and management of the partnership, are being provided by the Oregon Virtual School District — an online teaching and learning resource for Oregon schools and districts funded by the Oregon Legislature and managed by ODE.

“This partnership provides one more tool to help prepare students for success in college,” Saxton said. “We know that when students take rigorous, college-level coursework while in high school, they do well on the exams and graduate with college credits already under their belts.

“As a state, we are committed to increasing graduation rates and college-going rates and that work starts with ensuring our students have the tools they need to succeed.”

For more information or to register, visit oregonk-12.net.



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