Ankeny Earns College Board’s AP® Honor Roll Distinction
"I am very proud of our students and staff in our Advanced Placement Program," said Dr. Bruce A. Kimpston, Superintendent of Ankeny Schools. "The AP program is an integral part of our curriculum."
- Increase participation/access to AP by at least four percent in large districts, at least six 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 five 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 2016 scoring a three or higher to those in 2014, unless the district has already attained a performance level in which more than 70 percent of the AP students are scoring a three or higher.
About the Advanced Placement Program®
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®)
enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue
college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college credit,
advanced placement or both — while still in high school. Through AP
courses in 34 subjects, each culminating in a rigorous exam, students
learn to think critically, construct solid arguments and see many sides
of an issue — skills that prepare them for college and beyond. Taking AP
courses demonstrates to college admission officers that students have
sought the most rigorous curriculum available to them, and research
indicates that students who score a three or higher on an AP Exam typically
experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to
earn a college degree than non-AP students. Each AP teacher’s syllabus
is evaluated and approved by faculty from some of the nation’s leading
colleges and universities, and AP Exams are developed and scored by
college faculty and experienced AP teachers. Most four-year colleges and
universities in the United States grant credit, advanced placement or
both on the basis of successful AP Exam scores — more than 3,600
institutions worldwide annually receive AP scores.
About the College Board
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools. For further information, visit www.collegeboard.org.