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Advanced Placement Study Of Italian Language & Culture Reaches New High In 2018


Advanced Placement Study Of Italian Language & Culture Reaches New High In 2018

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NEW YORK, July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Italian Language Foundation is thrilled to announce that participation in the Advanced Placement Italian Language and Culture exam increased 14% from 2017 to 2018.

The Italian Language Foundation – under the leadership of President Dr. Margaret Cuomo, and Board Chairman Mr. Louis Tallarini – was founded in July 2008 with the mission of increasing participation in AP Italian across the United States.

Italian Language Foundation President Dr. Margaret Cuomo said of the 2018 results: "Our goal has been a simple but challenging one since inception: to increase the number of students taking the AP Italian Language and Culture exam, and to prepare teachers to teach AP Italian.  The 2018 AP exam results demonstrate that Italian is the fastest growing AP world language exam offered by the College Board."

Board Chairman Louis Tallarini said of the news, "Every year the Italian Language Foundation works closely with the College Board, supporting AP study growth through our annual AP teacher workshops, as well as offering student incentives through our annually granted Dante Awards.  It is truly rewarding to see such an impressive increase from 2017 to 2018."

"AP Italian Language and Culture remains the fastest growing AP world language course and exam," said The College Board's Senior Vice President, AP and Instruction, Trevor Packer. "Both participation and performance in AP Italian Language and Culture continue to grow in tandem. This is a victory shared by students, teachers, and great partners like the Italian Language Foundation."

Students and teachers of AP Italian Language and Culture can expect more support from the Italian Language Foundation in the years ahead.  Said Dr. Cuomo; "Italian language and culture are beloved throughout the USA. The Italian Language Foundation will continue to support the growth of AP Italian through its grants to AP students, and its professional development opportunities for teachers of Italian."

The Italian Language Foundation is dedicated to promoting and sustaining Italian language education in the United States and supporting the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) program in Italian Language and Culture. The Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation qualified by the Internal Revenue Service to receive tax-deductible contributions. For more information, visit

Jefferson Wilson, Marketing & Communications
Italian Language Foundation
Phone:(347) 581-6722

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