[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | California AP Students Test Scores Continue to Improve | 02-23-2017
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
62°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
March 28
1934 - Bouquet Canyon Reservoir, replacement for ill-fated St. Francis Dam & reservoir, begins to fill with water [story]


State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that annual Advanced Placement® (AP) results released today show that the number of California public high school graduates taking and demonstrating success in AP courses continues to climb.

California placed fifth in the nation in the percentage (28.5 percent) of graduates who scored at least a 3 out of 5 on an AP Exam during high school—an increase of nearly eight percentage points since 2006 (20.6 percent).

“I applaud and congratulate these outstanding students, their schools and families,” Torlakson said. “It’s important to recognize that more students are taking very rigorous, college-level courses and more of them are succeeding.”

The annual AP Cohort Data Report by the College Board shows that 42.4 percent of California’s public high school graduates in the Class of 2016 took an AP Exam during high school (compared to 30.8 percent of graduates in the Class of 2006). The number of Class of 2016 students in California taking an AP Exam grew to more than 170,000, up from about 106,000 in 2006.

The report also shows growing AP participation among diverse student groups in California. The percentage of low-income AP Exam takers in the 2016 graduating class was 45.2 percent, compared to 44.2 percent in 2015. The percentage of low-income AP Exam takers in the 2016 who scored at least a 3 out of 5 on an AP Exam in 2016 was 41.2 percent—up from 40 percent in 2015.

In May 2016, California public and private school students took a total of 743,280 AP exams. Of those, 429,652 resulted in a score of 3, 4, or 5. According to the College Board, these scores represent an estimated 1,288,956 college credits and a potential cost savings of $401,548,463 for California students and their families. California experienced more than 6 percent growth in the number of AP exams taken and 5 percent growth in the number of AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.

The following 22 school districts from California were named to the College Board’s Seventh Annual AP District Honor Roll for expanding access to AP and increasing the percentages of students scoring a 3 or higher on AP exams: Arcadia Unified,* Barstow Unified, Brawley Union High School District,* Capistrano Unified,* Coast Unified, Diocese of Orange Education Office,* Dublin Unified,* Firebaugh Las Deltas Unified, Hayward Unified,* Imperial Unified, Jurupa Unified, Live Oak Unified, Los Alamitos Unified,* Lynwood Unified, Orland Unified, Pierce Joint Unified, San Ramon Valley Unified,* Selma Unified, South Monterey County High School District, Sutter Union High School District, Tamalpais Union High School District, and Washington Unified. (*District has achieved the honor for multiple years.)

Lynwood Unified School District also received the special distinction of National Medium-Size District Winner.

Success in AP courses is one measure of pupil achievement, which is one of eight state priorities addressed under the new Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

More information on the operation of the College Board’s AP program in California, please visit the CDE AP Web page.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


LOCAL SCHOOL LINKS
Related Content
LATEST SCHOOL NEWS
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
William S. Hart Union High School District is holding its regular Governing Board meeting on Wednesday March 29 at 6 p.m.
Friday, Mar 24, 2017
California Credit Union has partnered with four school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley in a new “4th Grade Book Buy Program” aimed at encouraging young readers. Through the program, California Credit Union donated 900 books to 36 public elementary schools in the Castaic Union School District, Newhall School District, Saugus Union School District, and Sulphur Springs School District.
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
Castaic resident Amy Juico had the lucky ticket Wednesday night that won her a brand new 2017 Chevy Cruze LT from AutoNation Chevrolet Valencia.
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
Rio Norte students Emily Yago and Khara Bigham are semi-finalists in the National Scripps Spellebrity Video Contest.
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
The Castaic Union School District is seeking four new members for it’s Measure QS Citizens Oversight Committee.
Keep Up With Our Facebook
-->
Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1934 - Bouquet Canyon Reservoir, replacement for ill-fated St. Francis Dam & reservoir, begins to fill with water [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an early morning barricade situation ended peacefully on Sunday. Plus, local kids got artsy over the weekend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, March 27, 2017
FivePoint Management, formerly Newhall Land, is expected to present the Net Zero Newhall initiative at the next Valley Industry Association meeting in April.
April 18: FivePoint to Present NetZero Newhall Initiative at VIA Meeting
A rape suspect accused of faking his illness to avoid trial pleaded guilty Monday in court.
Man Pleads Guilty to Valencia Parking Lot Rape
With the College of the Canyons spring semester in full swing, registration is underway for late start classes to help students meet their academic goals.
COC Adds More Spring Classes
As One Story One City 2017 comes to a close, the Santa Clarita Public Library invites the community to participate in the final events.
Final Week of Events for ‘One Story, One City’
William S. Hart Union High School District is holding its regular Governing Board meeting on Wednesday March 29 at 6 p.m.
March 29: William S. Hart Union H.S.D. Governing Board Meeting
Parents searching for innovative summer programs can now register their children for a creative, fun and unforgettable learning experiences at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN’s Summer Camps Offer Kids a Chance to Play, Learn, Have Fun
The city of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series will head into April with an exciting lineup of Samba dancing, free live performances, an off-road car show, a Best in the West block party and more.
Thursdays@Newhall Continues on Main Street in April
Financial industry giant Milton Berlinski, reality TV trailblazer Mike Darnell and science and technology leader Patricia Maloney are the recipients of CSUN’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards and will be honored at the 19th annual gala event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village.
April 29: CSUN Honoring Distinguished Alumni
The 13th annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will focus on the topic of loving god and surviving Hollywood with this years keynote speaker, actor and author Sam Sorbo.
May 4: Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast to Feature Sam Sorbo
The 2017 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Heritage Sierra Medical Group, will offer a wide variety of rocking musical genres to the wildest Western event of the season.
Official Lineup for the 2017 Cowboy Festival
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Special Enforcement Bureau Special Weapons Teams responded to an armed barricaded suspect on Sunday.
LASD Responds to Barricaded Suspect, Ends Peacefully
1847 - Probable birth date of Pico Canyon oil driller Charles Alexander Mentry [story]
The 5th Annual SCV Charity Chili Cookoff attracted a capacity crowd to Wolf Creek Brewery on Thursday to raise funds for SRD-Straightening Reins and Spotlight Arts Center.
Chowing Down for Charity
1821 - SCV (with the rest of Alta Calif.) becomes territory of Mexico during war for Mexican independence from Spain [story]
1889 - Castaic School District established [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an anonymous tipster helped lead deputies to a stolen vehicle arrest. Plus, some junior high students got to try their hand at welding. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, March 24, 2017
The New Heights panel for May will discuss how to build a home studio at a free panel discussion on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Centre.
May 3: New Heights to Discuss Setting Up a Home Studio
As Tax Day nears, many seniors may get calls or emails from people identifying themselves as Internal Revenue Service or Franchise Tax Board agents – but, in reality, they are crooks looking to make a quick buck.
Seniors Beware: That’s Not the Taxman on The Phone
An anonymous tip to L.A. Crime Stoppers led to a stolen vehicle arrest Thursday night, deputies said.
Anonymous Tip Leads to Arrest of Stolen Vehicle Suspect
California Credit Union has partnered with four school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley in a new “4th Grade Book Buy Program” aimed at encouraging young readers. Through the program, California Credit Union donated 900 books to 36 public elementary schools in the Castaic Union School District, Newhall School District, Saugus Union School District, and Sulphur Springs School District.
California Credit Union, SCV School Districts Partner for 4th Grade Book Buy Program
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is very proud of one of LASD's own, Ms. Sandra R. Enslow, our Graphic Arts Coordinator and Lead Forensic Artist.
LASD Employee Wins American Academy of Forensic Sciences Field Award
More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to poison centers across the United States, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Half of those calls involve children under 6 years old.
Five Ways to Protect your Child from Household Poisons
“Dust,” a collection of Western-themed large scale paintings by contemporary, figurative painter Jorin Bossen, will be on display in the gallery at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall starting Tuesday, April 4, 2017.
‘Dust,’ a Western Themed Art Exhibit, Comes to Old Town Newhall
Castaic/Val Verde Crime Report: Week of March 13, 2017- March 19, 2017
Crime Blotter: Petty Theft, Vehicle Theft in Castaic, Val Verde
Stevenson Ranch Crime Report: Week of 03/13/17 to 03/19/17
Crime Blotter: Vehicle Burglary in Stevenson Ranch
The ACA woes are long-standing and obvious, and addressing them is long overdue. Both political parties need to face reality and unite for corrections. Democrats offer nothing but criticism and fright, while some recalcitrant Republicans obsess with killing the ACA immediately. Both are foolish.
ObamaScare | Commentary by Betty Arenson
1922 - Wyatt Earp's wife thanks William S. Hart for defending her husband's honor [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, a Castaic man accused of domestic violence and murder against his wife has pleaded guilty.. Plus, Castaic Union School District is looking for new members for the Measure QS Citizens Oversight Committee.. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, March 23, 2017
At this New Heights Workshop, digital market expert, Sheri Candler, will walk filmmakers through the important process of audience identification with emphasis on where to find an audience (both online and offline) and the key tools available to filmmakers to capture their audience’s attention and compel that audience to watch their film.
April 12: New Heights Workshop to Focus on Marketing Tips for Indie Filmmakers
Castaic resident Amy Juico had the lucky ticket Wednesday night that won her a brand new 2017 Chevy Cruze LT from AutoNation Chevrolet Valencia.
Castaic Woman Wins ‘WiSH’ Car from AutoNation
Retirees ages 62 and older or those looking to retire soon, are invited by the American Family Funding, a division of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation, to dine and be apart of a workshop where they can learn how a reverse mortgage can provide access to home equity without the monthly payments.
Discovering Reverse Mortgage for Homes of Retirees
Shiver me timbers, be ready to set sail for Bunco Hidden Treasures on Saturday, April 1: bring your matey and enjoy an exciting afternoon of Bunco, snacks and a raffle at the The Centre in Santa Clarita.
April 1: Special Olympics Hosts Pirate Themed Bunco Tournament
Valencia's very own Flyers Jr. A Hockey Team, once again had a successful end to the league, by remaining at the top with a 40-9-3 record that is good enough for fourth place in the league and the second place in the whole western division.
Free Admission Offered for Valencia Flyers Jr. Hockey Playoff Game