The College Board’s Advanced Placement Honor Roll: Three NJ County Vocational-Technical School Districts Make the List

November 18th, 2014

Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School District, Passaic County Technical Institute and Union County Vocational-Technical Schools are among the 547 school districts across the U.S. and Canada recognized by the College Board 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.

From the College Board’s news release:

Reaching these goals indicates that these districts are successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit from rigorous AP course work.

Data from 2014 show that among African American, Hispanic, and Native American students with a high degree of readiness for AP, only about half of students are participating because their schools do not always offer the AP course for which they have potential.

These 547 districts are committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds.

Helping more students learn at a higher level and earn higher AP scores is an objective of all members of the AP community, from AP teachers to district and school administrators to college professors.  Many districts are experimenting with a variety of initiatives and strategies to determine how to simultaneously expand access and improve student performance.

See the full report.

The Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School District was commended for achieving the Honor Roll for multiple years.  Read the MCVTS news release.

Passaic County Technical Institute was recognized as a district in which a high percentage of  minority and economically-disadvantaged students achieved these goals.



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