Advanced Placement http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Releases Data Showing College Results For 'Advance Kentucky' Students http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-releases-data-showing-college-results-advance-kentucky-students <p>Students who benefit from the state’s Advanced Placement initiative—called Advance Kentucky—have larger test score gains, take fewer remedial courses in college and earn better GPAs during the first semester.</p><p>That’s the takeaway from data released by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics this week.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:21:27 +0000 Devin Katayama 7927 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Releases Data Showing College Results For 'Advance Kentucky' Students JCPS Student 'Advanced Placement' Participation Improves, Passing Rates Dip Slightly http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-student-advanced-placement-participation-improves-passing-rates-dip-slightly <p>Jefferson County Public Schools continues to trend upwards in the number of students participating in Advanced Placement courses and taking the accompanying exams.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span>JCPS<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, about half of the AP tests taken received scores that allow students to earn college credit at many higher education institutions&mdash;a perk of the AP course system&mdash;but the passing rate dipped this year after several years of gains.</span></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:24:38 +0000 Devin Katayama 7172 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Student 'Advanced Placement' Participation Improves, Passing Rates Dip Slightly Kentucky Students Taking More 'Advanced Placement' Tests, Seeing Higher Scores http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-students-taking-more-advanced-placement-tests-seeing-higher-scores <p>Kentucky students are taking more advanced placement tests and scoring higher on those exams, according to data released this week.</p><p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/ap-tests-continue-rise-kentucky">This trend has continued since 2008</a> when the state began its Advanced Kentucky initiative that helps local school districts grow participation.</p><p>Advanced Kentucky trains teachers and helps students prevent the need for remediation courses once they reach college.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:36:09 +0000 Devin Katayama 7151 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Students Taking More 'Advanced Placement' Tests, Seeing Higher Scores JCPS Recognized For Improving Advanced Placement Passing Rates For Black Students http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-recognized-improving-advanced-placement-passing-rates-black-students <p>Jefferson County Public Schools has been recognized for the number of African-American students passing Advanced Placement exams.</p><p>The gains are slight, but nationwide more black students are being tested in AP but "maintaining the status&nbsp;quo or losing ground" passing rates and/or participation, according to the educational Broad Foundation that release a report this week.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:52:03 +0000 Devin Katayama 5670 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Recognized For Improving Advanced Placement Passing Rates For Black Students Four JCPS Schools Carry AP Scores http://wfpl.org/post/four-jcps-schools-carry-ap-scores <p>The U.S. Department of Education will continue funding Advanced Placement tests for Kentucky&rsquo;s low-income students this school year, but public schools in Jefferson County with the highest passing AP rates also have the lowest number of low-income students.</p><p>&ldquo;In 2010-2011 which is the latest data I have, in Kentucky public schools there were approximately 38,000 AP exams taken,&quot; said Lisa Gross, spokeswoman for the Kentucky Department of Education.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 17:44:53 +0000 Devin Katayama 1195 at http://wfpl.org