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MSAD #51 Placed on the College Board’s 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll

posted Nov 12, 2014, 7:49 AM by Susan Conley   [ updated Nov 12, 2014, 9:07 AM by Dawna Green ]
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 November 12, 2014

MSAD #51 Placed on the College Board’s 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success


Only 547 School Districts Across the Nation Are Honored

     CUMBERLAND MSAD #51 is one of only 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. MSAD #51 is one of only 7 districts in Maine to achieve this honor, and the only district in the state to be recognized for multiple years with this honor. 2014 is a milestone year for the AP District Honor Roll, and more districts are achieving this objective than ever before. Reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. Since 2012, Greely High School has increased the number of students participating in AP while improving the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher

“The students, staff, and parents of MSAD #51 and Greely High School have much to be proud of.  This high-performing district continues to motivate and expand the horizons of our students at extraordinary levels.  By offering a rigorous program, our district prepares our students for the 21st Century in ways that engage true learning,” said Jeff Porter, Superintendent of Schools in MSAD #51.

Helping more students learn at a higher level and earn higher AP scores is an objective of all members of the AP community, from AP teachers to district and school administrators to college professors. Many districts are experimenting with a variety of initiatives and strategies to determine how to simultaneously expand access and improve student performance.

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.

 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.

            The complete 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here.