Three Northwest Indiana school districts are among twenty-one statewide named to the College Board's Third Annual AP District Honor Roll for success in Advanced Placement (AP) testing. The Indiana Department of Education says more than 530 districts across the United States and Canada were honored for their success. Locally, that list includes Hanover Community School Corporation out of Cedar Lake, New Prairie United School Corporation, and North Newton School Corporation. Indiana has seen a steady increase in districts making the national honor roll list since 2010. Eight Indiana districts made the first AP District Honor Roll, and 13 Indiana districts were recognized last year.
News Release from Indiana Department of Education:
(November 27, 2012) The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) today announced that 21 Indiana school districts were named to the College Board’s Third Annual AP District Honor Roll for success in Advanced Placement (AP) testing. More than 530 districts across the United States and Canada were honored for their success.
“Indiana is committed to providing high school students opportunities to get them ready for and credit for college, and AP courses do both,” State Superintendent Dr. Tony Bennett said. “I commend these districts for their commitment to ensuring our students have the opportunities and resources necessary to be successful after high school graduation.”
The College Board examined three years of AP data to determine which districts exhibited sustained efforts in improving and expanding AP performance and college and career readiness among students. Honorees showed either significant annual growth in overall AP testing and scores or maintained a high percentage of students passing AP exams with a score of 3 or higher.
The following Indiana districts were honored for their efforts:
Alexandria Community School Corporation
Batesville Community School Corporation
Brown County Schools
Carmel Clay Schools
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
Frankton-Lapel Community schools
Hanover Community School Corporation
John Glenn School Corporation
MSD Perry Township
Monroe County Community School Corporation
New Prairie United School Corporation
North Lawrence Community Schools
North Newton School Corporation
Oak Kill United School Corporation
Peru Community Schools
Salem Community Schools
Southwest School Corporation
Wa-Nee Community Schools
West Lafayette Community School Corporation
Westfield Washington Schools
Zionsville Community Schools
Indiana has seen a steady increase in districts making the national honor roll list since 2010. Eight Indiana districts made the first AP District Honor Roll, and 13 Indiana districts were recognized in 2011.
Carmel Clay Schools has been recognized each year. Additionally, New Albany-Floyd Consolidated Schools, MSD Perry Township, Oak Hill United School Corporation and Zionsville Community Schools have each been named to the list twice.
Since 2009, Indiana has pushed for greater student access to AP courses and exams as part of Dr. Bennett’s 90-25-90 goals. In 2011, 13.4 percent of students taking AP courses passed exams with scores of 3 or higher, up from 10.3 percent in 2009.
For more information on the College Board’s Third Annual AP District Honor Roll, visit www.collegeboard.org