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Randolph Township Schools Recognized by College Board and Named to 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success

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Randolph, NJ — The College Board has named the Randolph Township School District  as one of the top school districts in the United States and Canada and has placed the district on the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll.

Since 2014, Randolph High School has increased the number of its students participating in Advanced Placement courses while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. This achievement has earned Randolph High School placement on the AP District Honor Roll. “Reaching these goals,” notes the College Board, “shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.”

“We remain committed to providing an exceptional learning experience and preparing students to apply their knowledge,” said Randolph Superintendent Jennifer A. Fano. “This is the second time Randolph has received this prestigious recognition in recent years and we are extremely proud of the work of our students and teachers.”

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“Randolph teachers have worked hard to prepared their students for Advanced Placement exams and the school district is grateful for all that these teachers do to support their students,” said Jonathan Olsen, Randolph’s Director of Secondary Education. “Randolph students continue to impress with the effort they put in to their academic classes and willingness to take college-level courses in high school.”

Randolph High School Principal Debbie Iosso said she is working with school district administrators to continue to increase the number of Advanced Placement courses offered to students. “This honor validates that we have exceptional students who come to us eager to learn and staff members who pursue continuous AP training in order to provide the best possible outcomes,” Mrs. Iosso said. “We are already looking for ways to continue enhancing our AP programs.”

Randolph Township Schools has added a number of new Advanced Placement classes in recent years for students, including the prestigious Capstone Program started in 2015. At the time, Randolph was among only five schools in New Jersey selected to offer this program for students. Randolph is committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds.

“Congratulations to all the teachers and administrators in this district who have worked so tirelessly to both expand access to AP and also to help students succeed on the AP Exams,” said Trevor Packer, the College Board’s head of AP and Instruction. “These teachers and administrators are delivering real opportunity in their schools and classrooms, and students are rising to the challenge.” 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.

In 2016, more than 4,000 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, or both, and/or consideration in the admission process.  Inclusion on the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2014 to 2016, looking across 37 AP exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used.

Districts must:

  • Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4% in large districts, at least 6 % in medium districts, and at least 11% in small districts;
  • Increase or maintain the percentage of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students taking exams and increase or maintain the percentage of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students scoring 3+ on at least one AP Exam; and
  • Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2016 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2014 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students earn a 3 or higher.

Randolph is proud to be honored along with 432 other school districts on the AP Honor Roll.

433 School Districts Across the U.S. and Canada Are Honored. The complete 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here

 http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/score_reports_data/awards/232608.html

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