New AP Biology Curriculum
In case you haven’t heard, there have been significant advances in AP Biology. The new Advanced Placement Biology course includes changes to the required AP Biology labs for 2012-2013 as well as more detailed learning objectives for the new curriculum. The new “AP Biology Course and Exam Description” offers much greater detail as to what students are expected to know by the time the AP Biology Test day rolls around. The new AP Biology Course and Exam Description is a whopping 193 pages long (the old one was only 42 pages). In my opinion, these revisions are a welcome change. In effect, this additional guidance should allow teachers to design a more streamlined program. However, sorting through the documents on the AP Biology course web page can be a little overwhelming (the new lab manual is 426 pages long). Clear Biology is working hard to help fellow educators through the process of understanding and successfully implementing the new AP Biology curriculum.