WOOLWICH TWP. — The Kingsway Regional School District was one of 373 school districts in the United States and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the ninth Annual AP District Honor Roll.
To be included on the Annual Honor Roll, Kingsway Regional had to, since 2016, 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. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.
“We have made it a priority to expand access to and success in AP courses a priority at Kingsway,” said Dr. James J. Lavender, Superintendent. “I’m proud that College Board has recognized our success and humbled to share this prestigious honor with so many accomplished districts throughout the U.S. and Canada.”
In 2018, 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 ninth Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2016 to 2018, looking across 38 AP Exams, including world language and culture.
The following criteria were used.
Districts must: 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; 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 increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students scoring 3+ on at least one AP Exam; and improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2018 percentage of students scoring a three or higher to the 2016 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.
The complete 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found at: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/score-reports-data/awards/honor-roll