Valley View School District named to College Board Advance Placement Honor Roll
Valley View School District 365U was named last week to the College Board Advanced Placement Honor Roll due to an increase in the number of Advanced Placement courses offered and an increase in student participants.
The College Board Advanced Placement Honor Roll recognizes school districts for opening Advanced Placement classroom doors to a broader pool of students.
VVSD was one of two honored school districts in Illinois with an enrollment consisting of at least 30 percent African American, Hispanic and American Indian students.
Qualification for the District Honor Roll is based on examination of AP data from May 2010, 2011 and 2012 for all students who took AP exams each of those years.
To receive the award, districts must have an increase in participation in AP classes; a steady or increasing percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic and American Indian students; and improvement of performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2012 scoring a three or higher, which is the number necessary for college credit, to those in 2010.
Five years ago, 132 students took 227 exams with 95 scoring three or higher. Last year, 198 students took 336 exams with 140 students scoring three or higher.
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