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Ross Placed on College Board's AP District Honor Roll

posted Nov 18, 2014, 2:56 PM by Greg Young

The Ross Local School District is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. Since 2012, the Ross Local School District has increased the number of students participating in AP while improving the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. “ We are very pleased with this recognition,” stated Ross High School principal  Brian Martin, “It underscores our commitment to moving beyond minimum standards and challenging our students with more rigorous coursework and higher expectations.”

 Inclusion on the 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2012 to 2014, looking across 34 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used.

Districts must:

·      Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;

·      Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students; and

·      Improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2014 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2012, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.

 

In 2014, more than 3,800 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, and/or consideration in the admission process, with many colleges and universities in the United States offering credit in one or more subjects for qualifying AP scores. In the 2013-2014 school year, 80% of the Ross High School students taking AP Exams received a qualifying score. Ross High School currently offers the following Advanced Placement courses: AP English Literature and Composition; AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC; AP Chemistry; AP Biology; AP Physics; AP U.S. History; AP Government and Politics; and AP 2-D Design.

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