ROYERSFORD PA – Spring-Ford Area School District has been named as one of 447 districts across the U.S. and Canada in the eight annual AP District Honor Roll for its efforts to student access to, and maintaining or raising their scores in, Advanced Placement course work created by the College Board. Spring-Ford was one of only 43 Pennsylvania districts that made the list.
Attaining honor roll goals indicates winning districts are successfully identifying motivated and academically prepared students who are likely to benefit from rigorous advanced placement course work, the College Board said.
Inclusion on the honor roll is based on three years of data, from 2015 to 2017, for:
- Increased participation and access to courses by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;
- Increased or maintained percentage of exams taken, or adequate students’ scoring, among specific cultural or ethic backgrounds; and
- Improved performance levels when comparing the percentage of high-scoring students in 2017 compared to those in 2015.
“I was excited to find out that we were recognized again this year,” Spring-Ford High Principal Dr. Pat Nugent said. “This is our 6th year and each year it is a big deal for our teachers and our student. They work hard throughout the year to prepare for the AP exams.”
The advanced placement program offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities often grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations.
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