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Millburn High School Placed on the College Board’s 2nd Annual AP District Honor Roll

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township School District is one of fewer than 400 public school districts in the nation being honored by the College Board with a place on the 2nd Annual AP® Honor Roll, for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement coursework while maintaining or 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 Advanced Placement program, because it indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit most from AP coursework.  Since 2009, Millburn Township School District increased the number of students participating in AP from 404 to 464 while maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher from 93 percent in 2009 to 93 percent in 2011.  The majority of U.S. colleges and universities grant college credit or advanced placement for a score of 3 or above on AP exams.

Dr. James Crisfield, Millburn’s Superintendent of Schools says, "I am particularly proud of this recognition for what it says about our commitment to excellence and doing what is necessary to maintain our students' elite level of AP performance, while at the same time making deliberate, carefully crafted changes that provide more AP opportunities for more students every year. The staff at Millburn High School deserve much credit for taking the time to carefully analyze each situation on its own merits and then devising a progressive approach to AP class enrollment that is consistent with the community's expectations for its schools. "The 2nd Annual AP Honor Roll is made up of only those public school districts that are simultaneously expanding opportunity and improving performance. The list includes 367 school districts across 43 states and Canada. Pennsylvania led all states with 34 public school districts named to the 2nd Annual AP Honor Roll, followed by Massachusetts and New York, both with 30.

College Board President Gaston Caperton says, “The AP Honor Roll districts are defying expectations by expanding access while enabling their students to maintain or improve their AP Exam scores.”

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Many U.S. school districts have focused on expanding access to AP courses as part of a strategy to improve college readiness. While these efforts have resulted in more students earning scores of 3 or better —— these efforts also have resulted in more students earning scores of 1 or 2. Accordingly, there has been a slight decline since 2001 in the percentage of AP students scoring a 3 or better, a decline that can be expected in any program attracting a broader cross-section of students.

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 are experimenting with a variety of initiatives and strategies to determine how to expand access and improve student performance simultaneously.

“This school district has achieved something very remarkable. It managed to open the doors of its AP classrooms to many more students, while also increasing the percentage of students earning high enough AP Exam grades to stand out in the competitive college admission process and qualify for college credit and placement,” said Trevor Packer, the College Board’s senior vice president of Advanced Placement and college readiness.

Inclusion on the 2nd Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the following criteria:

1.  Examination of three years of AP data, from 2009 to 2011

2.  Increase in participation in/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;

3.  A steady or increasing percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students; and

4.  Performance levels maintained or improved when comparing the percentage of students in 2011 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2009, or the school has already attained a performance level in which more than 70 percent of the AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.

School districts in which low-income and/or underrepresented minority students (African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native) comprise 30 percent or more of the AP student population have been highlighted on the Achievement List to recognize significant improvements in equity and quality among the nation’s historically underserved student populations.

The complete 2nd Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found at www.collegeboard.org.

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