this commitment, access to AP will not improve and quality will decline” (CFAPP, 2001, p. 10). Specific recommendations include (1) developing and implementing a mentoring system using experienced and retired AP teachers as mentors, (2) identifying successful strategies for preparing teachers to teach AP, and (3) evaluating and incorporating new models of professional development that support instructional and curricular changes. The commission also recommends that the College Board expand the development and implementation of the AP Vertical Teams program. This program focuses on collaborative planning workshops at which teachers in grades 7–12 are involved in redesigning middle school and high school curricula to give students good preparation for AP and other advanced courses.

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