Shoreline School District selected for inclusion on AP Honor Roll

Monday, November 24, 2014

Shoreline is among a select number of school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. Only 14 districts in Washington state were chosen this year.

Shoreline was recognized for increasing access to Advanced Placement course work for students at Shorecrest and Shorewood High Schools while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.

More Shoreline seniors take at least one AP exam in high school than seniors statewide and nationwide, and exceed national levels of AP exam participation and performance. Since 2011 the District has offered the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test to high school sophomores and others each October. The test helps to identify students for AP coursework and has positively influenced AP enrollment. The District currently offers 19 AP courses in the high schools.

In 2014, more than 3,800 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, and/or consideration in the admission process, with many colleges and universities in the United States offering credit in one or more subjects for qualifying AP scores.

Inclusion on the 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2012 to 2014, looking across 34 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used.

Districts must:
  • 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 exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students; and
  • Improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2014 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2012, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.
The complete 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here.


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