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LTISD in State AP Honor Roll

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Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has announced that the Lake Travis Independent School District is one of 14 Texas school districts out of 1,030 districts to be honored by the College Board with placement on its 4th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. 

 

The Honor Roll recognizes districts for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.
 

“Students in school districts across Texas are tackling rigorous Advanced Placement courses and succeeding,” said Commissioner Williams.  “This opportunity to prepare for postsecondary success in high school pays great dividends in our education system today and for our state’s economic future.”
 

The 13 other Texas school districts also earning distinction include Coppell, Eagle Pass, Frisco, IDEA Public Schools (charter school), Irving, Katy, Mesquite, Mission Sharyland, Pasadena, Plano, Point Isabel, San Antonio Southwest and Southlake Carroll.  In all, 477 schools across the United States and Canada have been selected to the Honor Roll.
 

This incredible honor speaks to the efforts and dedication of our teachers and staff which lead to opportunities for our students to engage in rigorous college-level course work,” said Dr. Brad Lancaster, LTISD Superintendent of Schools.  “I congratulate Lake Travis High School Principal Kim Brents, her team, and students for this accolade.”
 

In 2013, more than 3,300 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement and/or consideration in the admission process, with many colleges and universities in the United States offering credit in one or more subjects for qualifying AP scores.
 

Inclusion on the 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2011 to 2013, for the following criteria.  Districts must:

  • 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;
  • Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students, and;
  • Improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2013 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2011, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.

 

Overall, Texas ranked 13th in nation in the percentage of 2012 graduates participating in AP. Over the last decade, AP participation and success in Texas have increased steadily.  Since 2011, Lake Travis High School has increased the number of students participating in AP by 28%, while improving the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher by 21%.
 

To view the complete listing of school districts named to the College Board’s 4th Annual AP® District Honor Roll, visit www.collegeboard.org.

 

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