Franklin and Medway joined almost four dozen school districts across Massachusetts in being named to the College Board’s 2012 AP District Honor Roll. The honor roll recognizes school districts that expand access to Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum and help maintain or improve the percent of students that score 3 or higher.
Massachusetts had more school districts named to the College Board’s 2012 AP District Honor Roll than any other state. It led the nation with 46 districts on the honor roll, followed by Michigan, with 39.
Inclusion on the 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2010 to 2012. To be included, 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;
- Ensure that the percentage of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students taking AP Exams did not decrease by more than 5 percent for large and medium districts or by more than 10 percent for small districts;
- Improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2012 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2010, unless the district has already attained a performance level in which more than 70 percent of the AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.
Congratulations to the Franklin and Medway Public Schools for continuing to perform at such a high level. In particular, we applaud the extraordinary efforts of the devoted teachers and administrators who foster rigorous work and enable more of their students to achieve on a college level.
More than 90 percent of colleges and universities across the U.S. offer college credit, advanced placement or both for a score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam — which can potentially save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition.
The complete 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here.