For each AP instructional material, Learning List provides three professional reviews:
- Spec Sheet: two-page overview of product’s key academic attributes and technology requirements
- Alignment Reports: detailed verification of the material’s alignment to the content standards and to the skills/practices contained in the relevant AP course framework and
- Editorial Review: a deep dive into the product’s instructional content and design to help teachers identify which products contain the supports they and their students need.
Additionally, Learning List subscribers are able to share their experiences by rating and reviewing the materials featured on LearningList.com.
“These reviews will help AP teachers select textbooks and resources that are most aligned to AP course frameworks,” says John Williamson, College Board’s vice president of Advanced Placement instruction. “The independent reviews authored by experienced AP teachers provide the information AP teachers need to select materials but also use those materials most effectively in making sure their students are exposed to all of the knowledge and skills articulated in the frameworks.”
To ensure the highest quality reviews, Learning List enlisted teachers who developed the new course frameworks for the College Board to review AP materials. The reviewers’ bios can be found under “Advanced Placement” on this page. As one reviewer commented, “You can be guaranteed that any text reviewed by Learning List has been thoroughly analyzed by professionals in the field. Content, questions, and problems have been scrutinized to ensure alignment.”
“Our reviews and tools are designed to build teachers’ confidence in and increase their use of the materials their districts have purchased,” says Jackie Lain, President of Learning List. “With guidance from The College Board, we developed a review methodology that assesses which AP materials will help teachers make critical connections between the components of the new course frameworks and teach students the knowledge and skills they need to be successful academically.”
Contact Chelsea Twohig for more information about Learning List’s reviews of AP materials.
About Learning List
Learning List is a subscription-based instructional materials review service for schools and districts nationwide. Learning List’s detailed alignment reports and professional reviews give educators confidence that the instructional materials they select are deeply aligned to the standards and will help lead to their students to academic success. Learn more at LearningList.com.