Oregon Department of Education

The Oregon Advanced Placement Programs help students, in low-income situations, participate in rigorous academic coursework that will increase their opportunities and get a head start into college. These programs are important tools for closing Oregon's achievement gap.

  • Oregon Advanced Placement Test Fee Program

    Oregon Advanced Placement Test Fee Program pays for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate examinations for students that qualify for free or reduced lunch programs. School counselors certify the student's qualification to participate.

  • Statewide AP/IB Course Credit Policy, rev. 5-12-16 PDF

    The AP/IB Course Credit Policy provides guidance on the minimum examination scores and their transferrable credit.

  • Resources

    Online resources related to Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs.

It is a policy of the State Board of Education and a priority of the Oregon Department of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Oregon Department of Education, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97310; phone 503-947-5740; or fax 503-378-4772.


  • Advanced Placement:  Copyrighted curriculum, materials, and examinations from The College Board.

  • advanced placement:  Any course where students participate in rigorous, college-bound, academic curriculum.

  • Advanced Placement examination:  National tests given at the end of Advanced Placement courses; test scores can provide the student with college credit, college registration advantages, scholarships, or other benefits.

  • International Baccalaureate Programme:  The program establishes a common curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, intercultural understanding and exposure to a variety of points of view. The International Baccalaureate Organization's Diploma Programme was created in 1968. It is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. It is designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19.

  • International Baccalaureate examination:  Examinations taken to qualify for an IB Diploma. The Diploma Programme's grading system is criterion-referenced, which means that each student's performance is measured against well-defined levels of achievement. These are consistent from one examination session to the next and are applied equally to all schools.

  • Pre-AP courses:  Rigorous upper-elementary, middle school and early high school curriculum that is aligned to prepare students for advanced placement coursework in high school.


  • Andrea Morgan Email    (503) 947-5772
    Data, Operations and Grant Management - Ed. Specialist, Social Sciences Curriculum and Advanced Placement Incentive Prog