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2017 AP Potential Workshop Series

Advanced Placement (AP) Potential: How Can School Leaders Better Utilize a Student’s PSAT Results? 

Have you ever considered how you might better utilize the results from the PSAT exam given to sophomores each October to assist in the completion of forecasting and the development of your master schedule?  As a high school principal, I struggled with balancing the significant amount of resources (staff and time) associated with administering the PSAT, with any resulting benefit to the school and staff responsible for forecasting and scheduling students for their futures.    

The Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) and the College Board are hosting a workshop series around the state in early Fall 2017 for school leaders (principals, assistant principals, counselors, district office administrators, department leaders and AP teachers) to assist you in taking advantage of this important data source. 

The cost of this workshop is only $49.00 per participant including lunch, and is being made available at four different locations around the state.  Each workshop begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes by 4:00 p.m.  Now is the time to assemble your team and take advantage of this valuable professional learning opportunity. 

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8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Redesigned SAT
  • SAT Suite of Assessments
  • PSAT Data
  • Student Portal
  • School/District Portal 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch Provided 

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • State of AP in Oregon
  • AP Potential
  • Expanding Your AP Program
  • AP Opportunities and Support 

AP Potential is a free, Web-based tool that allows schools to generate rosters of students who are likely to score a 3 or higher on a given AP® Exam based on their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 8/9, PSAT™ 10, or SAT®. AP Potential is rooted in a long line of research showing moderate to strong correlations between PSAT/NMSQT® scores and AP Exam results, and that PSAT/NMSQT scores are stronger predictors of students' AP Exam scores than the more traditional factors such as high school grades and grades in same-discipline course work. AP Potential is designed to help you increase access to AP and to ensure that no student who has the chance of succeeding in AP is overlooked.

Sep 29, 2017
Oct 2, 2017