Seneca Valley honored by College Board for AP enrollment, test scores
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 9:00 p.m.
Seneca Valley was given the honor of being recognized by the College Board for its achievements in Advanced Placement enrollment and test scores.
The AP program offers students the opportunity to take college-level courses during high school. Sometimes these courses can count for college credit, which could save families money on a student's tuition in college.
Seneca Valley is one of just 539 school districts across the U.S. and Canada that was placed on the 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll.
The school district was placed on the honor roll based on three years of data that was compiled.
The admittance of the school district into the honor roll is based on three requirements.
The first is an increase in access or participation in AP by 4-percent for large districts, 6-percent for medium, and 11-percent in small districts.
The next criteria is that the district must ensure that there is no more than a 5-percent decrease in students of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native ethnicity for large and medium districts and no more than a 10-percent decrease in small districts.
The districts must also 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.
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