WARSAW — A total of 85 Indiana School Districts are among those earning recognition on the College Board Advanced Placement District Honor Roll. Warsaw Community Schools is among those honored for excellence. In 2016, WCS had 28 AP scholars, 16 AP scholars with honors, 15 AP scholars with distinctions and one National AP scholar.
The 447 districts on the 2017 AP honor roll have simultaneously increased access to advanced placement coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of the students earning scores of three or higher on AP exams.
“We congratulate and are proud of our districts earning this prestigious College Board recognition. Our goal is to continue to increase the number of Indiana districts earning this honor,” said Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick.
The district honor roll is based on reviewing three years of advanced placement data and meeting specific requirements, including:
- Increase in access to advanced placement by at least four percent per year in large districts.
- The minimum threshold of 10 percent of AP exams scoring three or better is required before a district can be recognized for expanding participation and performance.
- Increasing or maintaining the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students taking exams.
- Increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic Latino, and Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students scoring three or higher on at least on AP exam.
- Improved performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2017 scoring a three or higher to those in 2015, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a three or higher.