Barrington Named to AP Honor Roll
The College Board recognizes Barrington for its students' advanced placement test scores by placing it on the third annual AP® District Honor Roll.
Barrington has been honored by the College Board for the Advanced Placement results of its students, according to Superintendent Michael Messore.
"Barrington Public Schools is one of 539 school districts across 44 of the 50 states in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 3rd Annual AP® District Honor Roll for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement® course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 (out of a possible 5) on AP Exams," Messore said in a press release.
Four districts in Rhode Island met the criteria to be placed on the AP Honor Roll this year, he said.
"Achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district’s AP program because it indicates that the district is successfully motivating and academically preparing students to benefit from rigorous AP course work," Messore said.
From 2010-2012, Barrington has increased the number of students participating in AP from 218 to 279 while still enabling more than 70 percent of AP students to earn at least one score of 3 or higher, he said.
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 above on an AP Exam — which can potentially save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition.
Inclusion on the 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2010 to 2012.
- Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts and at least 11 percent in small districts;
- Ensure that the percentage of African American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students taking AP Exams did not decrease by more than 5 percent for large and medium districts or by more than 10 percent for small districts;
- 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.