LPS earns spot on AP District Honor Roll for gains in student access and success
Lincoln Public Schools is one of 250 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 10th Annual AP District Honor Roll. To be honored, LPS had to increase the number of students participating in AP, while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of three or higher.
“Successfully reaching these goals reflects the collective effort of students, teachers, counselors and school leaders,” said Matt Larson, LPS associate superintendent of instruction. “This honor indicates Lincoln Public Schools is making progress identifying students who are ready for AP. With that said, we have additional work to do to ensure AP courses are more equitably available to all students. Lincoln Public Schools is committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds.”
“With more students participating and succeeding in AP in this district, more students are getting a head start on college by earning college credit during high school,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president of AP and instruction at the College Board. “We are pleased to honor the teachers and administrators who have worked to clear a path for more students of all backgrounds to advance through AP.”
In 2019, 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 admissions process. Inclusion in the honor roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2017 to 2019, looking across 38 AP Exams.
For inclusion on the 10th Annual AP District Honor Roll, districts needed to meet the following criteria:
- 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 American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students taking exams and increase or maintain the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students scoring three or above on at least one AP exam; and
- Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2019 percentage of students scoring a three or higher to the 2017 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students earn a three or higher.
Published: December 5, 2019, Updated: December 5, 2019