Italian Courses Race to the Top

A new study shows highest number of AP students studying Italian to date...

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2016 Advanced Placement Italian Exam Registers Highest Total of Students to Date, Making AP Italian the Fastest Growing of All AP Foreign Language Courses

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D., president of the Italian Language Foundation, announced today that The College Board’s Advanced Placement Italian Language and Culture exam (AP Italian) in 2016 saw its highest level of participation ever.

“We are delighted that nearly 2,800 students took the AP Italian exam in 2016,” Dr. Cuomo said.  “With each passing year, since AP Italian was reinstated in 2011, more and more students are participating in the program, which encourages both a love of the Italian language and Italy’s culture and, in some cases, provides college credit for work the students have done in high school.  It’s exciting to see the continuing strong growth of student interest in the AP Italian Program.”  Data about student participation was shared with the Italian Language Foundation (ILF) by the College Board.

Among the youngest of The College Board’s advanced placement programs, AP Italian has shown strong growth in the five years it has been offered continuously.  “This year, AP Italian was the fastest growing of any AP world language course,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president, AP and Instruction, the College Board. “What’s more, AP Italian teachers and students also achieved the largest jump in college-credit-qualifying exam scores of any of the world language AP Exams. This is a year of victory both for participation and performance in AP Italian—for both access and excellence.” Read more at Yahoo News…

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