Council Rock Makes AP District Honor Roll

Eight school districts in Bucks and Montgomery County were named to the honor roll.

By Jack Tobias:

Council Rock School District been named to the fourth-annual AP District Honor Roll, according to The College Board's website.

Eight school districts in Bucks and Montgomery County were named to the honor roll.

The honor roll is a list of 477 districts in the United States and Canada being honored for increasing access to AP course work while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams, the website says.

The following districts are on the list. The asterisk means a district has been on the list before:

Central Bucks*

Council Rock

Lower Merion

Lower Moreland*

North Penn*


Perkiomen Valley*


Inclusion on the honor roll, according to the website, is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2011 to 2013, for the following criteria:

--Increased 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.

--Increased or maintained the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students.

--Improved performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2013 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2011, 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.


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