Whereas, Resolution 4.04 S08 "CCC GE Advanced Placement Equivalency" called for the development of a California Community College General Education Advanced Placement (AP) Test Equivalency List for local consideration and potential adoption, and Resolution 4.02 S08 "Standardized Template for Advanced Placement Exam Information," called for the development of a standardized template for the dissemination of AP test equivalency information;
Whereas, In 2008, 2.7 million AP examinations were taken in the United States with California leading the nation with 453,116 examinations (#2 Texas with 270,466, #3 Florida at 235,030 and #4 New York at 200,609), resulting in an ever-increasing number of students arriving on our campuses requesting AP test credit;
Whereas, Title 5 outlines specific general education area requirements that each college must include for the associate degree (Title 5 55063, Minimum Requirements for the Associate Degree), and an increasing number of students are requesting general education credit based on AP test scores; and
Whereas, There is system-wide support voiced by articulation officers for the development of a California community college general education AP test list that is aligned with the CSU GE and IGETC AP test lists;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to consider adoption and implementation of the California Community College General Education Advanced Placement (AP) test equivalency list; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to use the proposed "Standardized Template for Advanced Placement Exam Information" to communicate the CCC GE, CSU GE and IGETC AP test lists in college catalogs, schedules, and/or websites.
MSC Disposition: California Intersegmental Articulation Council, Local Senates
Correspondence was sent to local senates to urge them to consider adoption of the GE AP test equivalency list noted in this resolution.