Did you know that almost 50 percent of students who take an AP exam are not going to pass? That certainly has to be a frustrating factoid for those test takers. If only there was something they could do in order to improve their chances of passing those tests….Oh wait, there is now, thanks to McGraw-Hill Education.
McGraw-Hill Education has a new digital program, the ONboard Series, which is an “all-digital learning solution designed to improve students’ performance in AP classes and on exams by developing the skills they need to succeed before they enter the course.” This program is just one more step on McGraw-Hill’s journey to become the leader in education innovation.
According to the Jeff Livingston, senior vice president of College and Career Readiness at McGraw-Hill Education, many of the students who take AP classes do not pass the tests because they are not prepared for the rigorous coursework and expectations that come along with the classes. This then leads to them not preparing as well as they should for the exams. Livingston says that ONboard will aim “to better prepare students for their AP courses by providing them with the skills and background knowledge they need to be successful.”
ONboard was created with input from a panel of AP experts. These experts are teachers who teach AP classes, College Board consultants, and workshop leaders. Schools can buy a subscription to the service for their students, or if the school chooses not to do so, students can buy an individual subscription for themselves.
ONboard is currently offering instruction for seven AP classes, with more to come in the future. Currently, the following are available:
- AP Biology
- AP Economics
- AP Environmental Science
- AP Psychology
- AP United States Government and Politics
- AP United States History
- AP World History