Alexandria School District 206 recognized for student performanceAlexandria School District 206 is one of 11 Minnesota school districts being honored by the College Board with a place on the third annual AP District Honor Roll.
Alexandria School District 206 is one of 11 Minnesota school districts being honored by the College Board with a place on the third annual AP District Honor Roll.
The district earned the honor for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement coursework while maintaining or improving the rate at which its AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam.
Since 2010, District 206’s Jefferson High School (JHS) has increased the number of students participating in AP by 14 percent while improving the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or more by 2 percent.
Inclusion on the third annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2010 to 2012. Districts must 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.
• Ensure that the percentage of African American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students taking AP Exams did not decrease by more than 5 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 2012 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2010, unless the district has already attained a performance level in which more than 70 percent of the AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.