The College Board has named the Lakeville Area Public School District to its third annual Advanced Placement Honor Roll.
Lakeville schools becomes one of just 539 school districts across the nation to receive the honor issued by the College Board. It's Lakeville's third time on the honor roll.
The districts honored, according to the College Board, simultaneously increased access to AP course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.
"Achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district’s AP program because it indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit most from rigorous AP course work," according to a press release from the College Board. "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."
Inclusion on the third annual Advanced Placement Honor Roll is based on:
- Examination of three years of advanced placement data from students who took advanced placement exams in May 2010, 2011 and 2012.
- Increase in participation in/access to advanced placement by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts and at least 11 percent in small districts.
- Performance levels maintained or improved when comparing the percentage of students in 2012 scoring a 3 or higher on advanced placement exams to those in 2010, or the school already has attained a performance level in which more than 70 percent of the advanced placement students are scoring a 3 or higher on advanced placement exams.