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AP Potential

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®, and starting this year the 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.

Who can access AP Potential?

Counselors, Teachers, High School Principals, District Officials and State Department of Education Officials.

How to Access AP Potential

Enter your user name and password under Sign In to View Reports. First-time visitors are asked to create an educational professional account, and enter their AP Potential access code. Access codes are emailed to principals and AP Coordinators at 2015-16 participating AP schools, and also appear on their Educator Summary Report or retrieved through the SAT Suite of Assessments K-12 Assessment Reporting Tool. District AP Potential access codes are emailed to the attention of district officials. State Department of Education Officials looking to access the tool should contact appotential@collegeboard.org for more details.

Guidelines for Proper Use

AP Potential should never be used to discourage a motivated student from registering for an AP course, since the AP Potential results only account for some of the factors that contribute to the students' exam results, and do not take into account the power of an individual student's motivation, parental support, and teacher efficacy.

For more information on the research underlying AP Potential, download the latest statistical report.

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