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STEM pattern

STEM pattern


We aim to be a premier, transformative program fixed on improving career and college readiness success by engaging diverse groups of students, teachers, and schools in rigorous, content-rich courses.

Program Highlights

Teacher Training  AP-TIP IN Fall Conference
Content Mentors Mock Exam Reading & Training 
AP Summer Institute 

Core Beliefs

We believe that...

1. STEM education is centered on students’ thinking about and engagement with the natural, material, and built world.

2. STEM education that integrates English enriches students’ capacity for understanding and communicating about their experiences with the natural, material, and built world.

3. STEM education should provide all students with rigorous and meaningful learning opportunities that are attentive to their existing and developing identities.

4. STEM education can be a pathway to educational equity and a means for young people to define their own futures and be a force for good.

5. Teaching has a powerful impact on student learning, and effective teaching practice can push all students toward continual growth in the STEM disciplines.

6. High-quality teachers understand their context deeply, pursue continuous professional growth, and exercise leadership outside of the classroom in order to catalyze systemic impacts for students.

7. The application of research evidence and the wisdom of practice are both central to improving the field of education for all students.

Our Mission

The Advanced Placement Teacher Investment Program believes that all young people, especially those from underserved communities, deserve a high-quality education that prepares them for their own futures and empowers them to influence the communities in which they live. Through the implementation of this program and contributing to research, AP-TIP IN improves teaching and learning in AP classrooms.

The two main goals are:

  • To increase the enrollment of students in math, science, and English Advanced Placement® courses in the schools participating in the project, and
  • To increase the number of qualifying scores (3, 4, or 5) on AP® math, science, and English exams in the schools participating in the project

Our Results

More than 760 students achieved a score of 3, 4, or 5 on nearly 1,990 AP MSE tests, thereby becoming eligible for college credit for those college courses. (Many students took more than one AP test). In their first year of participating in AP-TIP IN, the number of participating schools’ AP qualifying MSE scores (scores of 3, 4, or 5 that earn college credit) increased by 87 percent.

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Our Schools

Current  AP-TIP IN Cohort, Affiliate, Partner, and Former Schools

Blue Circles = Cohort 8 Schools
Yellow Circles = Cohort 9 Schools
Orange Circles = Affiliate Schools
Green Cirlces = Partner Schools
Purple Circles = Former Schools 
Red Circles = Closed Schools