Carroll Independent School District is one of 539 school districts across 44 of the 50 states in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 3rd Annual AP® District Honor Roll for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement® course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district’s AP program because it indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit most from rigorous AP course work.
Since 2010, Carroll ISD has increased the number of students participating in AP by 174 students while improving the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher by 87 percent. More than 90 percent of colleges and universities across the U.S. offer college credit, advanced placement or both for a score of 3 or above on an AP Exam.
“We are extremely proud of both our students and our teachers for their outstanding efforts in making this honor a reality for CISD,” said Gina Peddy, Carroll ISD Advanced Academics Coordinator. Peddy added, “Being selected as one of approximately 500 school districts in the nation shows the high level of commitment not only from our staff and our students, but from the community as a whole. Being named to the AP Honor Roll for the third year in a row shows that Carroll is truly a leader in the educational realm. We are committed to excellence, both athletically and academically. In Carroll ISD, we expect our students to be the leaders of the future and being named to the AP Honor Roll reinforces that belief.”
“We applaud the extraordinary efforts of the devoted teachers and administrators in this district, who are fostering rigorous work worth doing. These educators have not only expanded student access to AP course work, but they have enabled more of their students to achieve on a college level—which is helping to create a strong college-going culture,” said College Board President, David Coleman.
“There has been a great victory among educators who have believed that a more diverse population could indeed succeed in AP courses. In 2012, AP scores were higher than they’d been since 2004, when one million fewer students were being given access. These outcomes are a powerful testament to educators’ belief that many more students were indeed ready and waiting for the sort of rigor that would prepare them for what they would encounter in college,” said Trevor Packer, the College Board’s senior vice president of the Advanced Placement Program. “While we recognize that there is still much work to be done to prepare students for college, I find myself inspired daily by what they are achieving.”
Click here for detailed information about requirements for inclusion on the 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll. The complete 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here.
Carroll ISD is a K-12 public school system located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The 21-square-mile district consists of 11 schools serving more than 7,800 students and 1,000 employees. The district is one of the largest in the state of Texas to earn the top rating of “Exemplary” by the Texas Education Agency. Click here to visit the CISD website.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both, while still in high school. The College Board began in1900 as a not-for-profit organization connecting students to college success and opportunity. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000. For further information, visit www.collegeboard.org.