Michigan school district honored for advance placement course work, exam scores for students
Updated On: Nov 15 2012 03:40:49 PM EST
The Troy School District was honored by the College Board with placement on the 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll.
Schools that increased advance placement course work and the percentage of students who scored a three or higher on AP exams were added to the honor roll.
Troy was one of 539 districts across in the U.S. and Canada to make the cut.
Since 2010, the district says the number of students participating in AP classes has increased by 168 students.
In all, 87 percent of Troy students earned the higher score of 3 on tests.
"We are very pleased to see that more students are taking AP courses and proud that so many are earning high scores on their exams," said Troy School District Superintendent Barbara A. Fowler. "Over the past several years, our high schools have worked hard to encourage students to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the many AP courses we offer-and it's clear our efforts are paying off. This distinction is a testament to the strength of our students and staff."
More than 90 percent of colleges and universities offer college credit, advanced placement or both for a score of 3 or above on AP Exams.
Many of the districts honored are experimenting with a variety of strategies to determine how to best help students learn at a higher level and earn the higher AP score.
"We applaud the extraordinary efforts of the devoted teachers and administrators in this district, who are fostering rigorous work worth doing. These educators have not only expanded student access to AP course work, but they have enabled more of their students to achieve on a college level-which is helping to create a strong college-going culture," said College Board President, David Coleman.
The AP District Honor Roll is based on school AP data collected from 2010 to 2012.