updated: 3/17/2011 7:57:15 AM
Increased participation and stronger performances in AP courses have landed nine Indiana school districts on the College Board's AP District Honor Roll. School corporations honored include Carmel Clay, School City of Hammond, Warsaw Community and Zionsville. Districts must have increased AP access in the last three years by at least 4 percent in large districts, 7 percent in medium districts and 11 percent in small districts in order to be eligible for the honor.
Source: Inside INdiana Business
March 16, 2011
Nine Indiana school districts were named to College Board's AP District Honor Roll for their increased AP participation and performance.
The AP District Honor Roll is a roster of districts that have simultaneously expanded AP opportunities and improved student performance. The recognition is based on three years of AP data (2008-2010), and districts are eligible if they have increased AP access by at least four percent in large districts, seven percent in medium districts and 11 percent in small districts.
AP exam performance levels must be maintained or improved when comparing the percentage of exams with a score of three or higher from 2008 to 2010. In addition, districts must maintain or increase the percentage of minority students taking AP exams.
"The students, teachers and administrators in each of these districts have worked extremely hard to earn this impressive distinction," Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett said. "I commend them for their commitment to college and career readiness and congratulate them on their success."
The following Indiana districts made the AP District Honor Roll:
* Carmel Clay Schools
* New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation
* School City of Hammond*
* School Town of Munster
* Tri-Central Community Schools
* Warsaw Community Schools
* Western Boone County Community School District
* Yorktown Community Schools
* Zionsville Community Schools
*The School City of Hammond's AP student population was composed of at least 50 percent minority and/or low-income students.
For more information, visit http://press.collegeboard.org/releases/2011/college-board-honors-4-districts-advanced-placement-district-year-awards
Source: Indiana Department of Education