AP English Language and Composition (Sem 1)

Course Description:

This is the first semester in a two-semester sequence and provides students with college level instruction in studying and writing various kinds of analytic or persuasive essays on literary and nonliterary topics in language, rhetoric and expository writing. Students will become skilled readers of prose written in various periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts. Both their reading and writing should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way writing conventions and language contribute to effectiveness in writing. This course will effectively prepare students for the AP Exam by enabling them to read, comprehend, and write about complex texts, while developing further communication skills on a college level. Course does not include the AP Exam; students can contact their school’s AP Coordinator or the College Board to sign up to take the Exam. In order to maintain the integrity of AP standards, it is highly advisable that local school districts proctor their online student AP course midterm and final exams.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): AP English Language and Composition (Sem 1)
Course Title (NCES SCED) : AP English Language and Composition
Course Provider : Michigan Virtual
Content Provided By : Florida Virtual School
Online Instructor Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Standards Addressed : AP, CCSS, NCAA
Ailgnment Document : http://media.mivu.org/mivhs/alignchart/ela/apenglangcomp1.pdf
Academic Terms : Semester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : English Language and Literature
Course Identifier : AP English Language and Composition
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://slp.michiganvirtual.org/
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

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Additional Course Information:

After successfully completing this course, the student will:

  • Recognize and use kinds and levels of diction from the casual to the formal.
  • Use appropriate varieties of sentence structures in writing.
  • Employ logical and functional relationships in sentences within paragraphs and in paragraphs within essays.
  • Comprehend the use of major modes of discourse (narration, description, analysis).
  • Identify and select appropriate aims of discourse (information, persuasion, expression) for specific writing tasks.

INACOL Online Course Quality Standards

Academic Content Standards and Assessments Rating Comments
The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Fully Met This is provided as a course overview and then again for each assignment.
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Fully Met Course provides alignment with State and National standards and a College Board approved syllabus.
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met Provides a College Board approved syllabus; however, current link to this is broken in class.
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Fully Met Beginning module addresses this.
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met Beginning module addresses this.
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met Variety of literature read including that of African-Americans.
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Fully Met This has been added by MVS and is loacated in the menu bar on the left in the course.
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met MVS Policy
Instructor Resources Rating Comments
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Partially Met The teacher has access to these but they must be downloaded from the FLVS answer key website; the answer keys are not housed in the course.
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Partially Met The teachewr has access to these but they must be downloaded from the FLVS answer key website; the answer keys are not housed in the course.
Instructional and Audience Analysis Rating Comments
Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Fully Met
Course, Unit and Lesson Design Rating Comments
The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Fully Met
Instructional Strategies and Activities Rating Comments
The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Fully Met
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways. Fully Met
The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Fully Met While the course content is not modifiable, assignments and assessments can be modified to meet learners' diverse needs.
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Fully Met The readability levels are appropriate for AP students.
Communication and Interaction Rating Comments
The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Fully Met
Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Fully Met
Evaluation Strategies Rating Comments
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content. Fully Met
Feedback Rating Comments
Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Fully Met
Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content. Fully Met Students frequently engage in self-assessment on both essay writing and reading comprehension/test prep activities.
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Fully Met
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Fully Met
Course Architecture Rating Comments
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Fully Met While the course content is not modifiable, MVS instructors can modify assignments and assessments to meet student needs. The instructors direct students to supplemental resources when appropriate.
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Fully Met
User Interface Rating Comments
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Fully Met
Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs. Fully Met
Technology Requirements and Interoperability Rating Comments
All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Fully Met Listed in syllabus linked in Blackboard.
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Fully Met
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Fully Met
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Fully Met MVS Policy
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Fully Met MVS Policy
Accessibility Rating Comments
Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Fully Met MVS Policy
Data Security Rating Comments
Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Fully Met
Accessing Course Effectiveness Rating Comments
The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Fully Met
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Fully Met
Course Updates Rating Comments
The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Fully Met The course is reviewed on a regular basis and revisions are made when necessary.
Certification Rating Comments
Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Fully Met
Instructor and Student Support Rating Comments
Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Fully Met
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Fully Met
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Fully Met
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Fully Met This is available when logging into the Blackboard LMS.

Review Conducted By : Michigan Virtual
Date of Review : 02/27/2014

AP Exam overview

  • MLA format
  • Rhetorical Devices
  • Early American writers
  • Tone Analysis
  • Figurative Language Analysis
  • Research and Synthesis
  • Persuasive Essay
  • Aphorisms
  • Style Analysis
  • Diction Analysis
  • American Romanticism
  • Transcendentalism
  • Synthesis essay
  • Introduction to Multiple Choice Questions
  • Denotation/Connotation
  • Imagery and Detail analysis
  • Inductive/Deductive Logic
  • Syllogism
  • Analysis of Theme
  • Causes and Effects of the Civil War
  • Humor/Satire
Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 04/01/2020 09/22/2020 06/01/2020 09/22/2020 08/28/2020 01/15/2021 300 $399.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
The drop date for a full refund by the refund date or 25 consecutive days after the enrollment's start date, which ever date comes soonest. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Semester 04/01/2020 09/22/2020

Students can use chat, email or private message system within the course to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance.

School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
14-15 36 34 94.4% Enrollment data includes all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2014-15 school year.
15-16 53 50 94.3% None
16-17 31 28 90.3% Enrollment data include all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2016-17 school year.
17-18 38 31 81.6% Enrollment data includes all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2017-18 school year.
18-19 45 40 88.9%