Thursday, February 20, 2020

Carroll ISD Earns Seventh AP Honor Roll Distinction

Carroll ISD is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that was named to the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll. Out of the nine years that the AP District Honor Roll has been in place, Carroll has received the designation seven times, more than any other district in Texas.

“CISD is once again delighted that our students are being acknowledged by the College Board for the commitment, hard work, time, and energy invested into achieving being named to the 9th annual AP Honor Roll,” said Janet McDade, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. “Our outstanding AP teachers should also be congratulated for their outstanding work in preparing our students for these exams.”

To receive this honor, school districts in the U.S. and Canada must simultaneously increase the access to Advanced Placement courses for a broader number of students and also maintain or improve the rate at which their AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam.

National data from 2018 show that among American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students with a high degree of readiness for AP, only about half are participating. The first step to getting more of these students to participate is to give them access. Courses must be made available, gatekeeping must stop, and doors must be equitably opened. Carroll ISD is committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds.

“We are thrilled to receive this award again this year.  This award epitomizes the hard work of both our staff and our students,” said Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Gina Peddy. “Not only have our students continued to increase their participation in the AP program, but they have continued to improve their scores, as well.  We are honored to receive this award and we are proud of our students and staff who made this award possible.”