Recommendation number five seeks to “improve the ability to attract high-potential, diverse students into the field.” Action item 5.1.3 aims to “Develop a high school accounting class that is eligible for Advanced Placement (AP) credit.”
Pathways and College Board discussed process and information needed for creating an AP Accounting course.
AP task force presented College Board with materials and proposed course. More information was later requested and received. Over 126 Colleges and Universities agreed to accept AP credit and over 500 high schools attested to capacity and desire to offer an AP Accounting course.
College Board stated enough information was provided to move to the next step.
College Board attended Accounting Pilot & Bridge Project training.
As the term of the Pathways Commission came to an end, the advancement of an AP high school accounting course was tasked to the AICPA.
October 13, 2015
October 13, 2015, College Board informed the AICPA that it put all course development work on hold until 2017 to focus on improving existing offerings for teachers and students.
Meeting held with expert panel to discuss potential ways to move the initiative forward. Further support of the Accounting Pilot & Bridge Project was agreed upon.
Six sessions were held for seven states , training 71 teachers.
The goal is to expand the program to approximately 20 states and continue the conversation with the College Board regarding acceptance of an AP Accounting course.