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Introduction to AdvanceKentucky and AP Mathematics Vertical Teams

A presentation for new AdvanceKentucky schools at their first vertical team meeting.
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Monique Morton

on 9 September 2013

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Transcript of Introduction to AdvanceKentucky and AP Mathematics Vertical Teams

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Monique Morton, Mathematics Content Director
E-mail: mmorton@kstc.com

Introduction to AdvanceKentucky and AP Mathematics Vertical Teams
AdvanceKentucky is an initiative of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC) in partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI)
Success is measured by growth in students’ participation in AP courses both in terms of enrollments and of Qualifying Scores (three and above on a five-point scale) in eligible AP courses, which typically are taken by juniors and seniors.
What is AdvanceKentucky?
NMSI originally consisted of six states: Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Recently added were Colorado and Indiana.
NMSI’s purpose is to increase the number of students, especially low-income and minority students, taking AP examinations in mathematics, science, and English and achieving qualifying scores (3-5) on these exams.
What is NMSI?
Physics B
Physics C
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Computer Science A
Statistics
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Science
Eligible MSE AP Courses and Exams
NMSI and AdvanceKentucky
Elements of Success
Middle school, high school, and AP® teachers in the same discipline work to develop a vertically aligned curriculum
Students don’t learn the skills and habits of mind they need to succeed in rigorous courses like AP all at once, but build them over time.
Raise Expectations and Standards Early with AP Vertical Teams®
Four times a year
1.5 – 2 hours in length
AdvanceKentucky Vertical Team Meetings
Limits and Functions
Differentiation
Integration
Polynomial Approximations and Series (BC only)
AP Calculus Course Themes
Section I: Multiple-Choice
Part A. No Calculator. 28 questions. 55 minutes.
Part B. Graphing calculator required. 17 questions. 50 minutes.
Section II: Free-Response*
Part A. Graphing calculator required. 2 questions. 30 minutes.
Part B. No calculator. 4 questions. 60 minutes.
AP Calculus Examination
Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns.
Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study.
Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation.
Statistical Inference: Estimating population patterns and testing hypotheses.
AP Statistics Course Themes
Section I: Multiple-Choice. 90 minutes.
Section II: Free Response. 90 minutes.
Five questions designed to be answered in 60 minutes.
One investigative task designed to be answered in 30 minutes.
AP Statistics Examination
Object-Oriented Program Design
Program Implementation
Program Analysis
Standard Data Structures
Standard Algorithms
Computing in Context
AP Computer Science Course Themes
Section I: Multiple Choice. 40 questions. 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Section II: Free Response. 4 questions. 1 hour and 45 minutes.
One question is based on the AP Computer Science Case Study (GridWorld).
AP Computer Science Examination
Joanne Lang, Executive Director
Anthony Mires, Program Director
Monique Morton, Mathematics Director
Lew Acampora, Science Director
Jana Layne, Science Content Manager
Tina Rose, English Director
Jessica Sanford, Administrative Assistant
Liz LaVigne, Administrative Assistant
AdvanceKentucky Staff
Accelerating learning in math, science, and English
Participating High Schools
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