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Pinellas, Hillsborough named to 'Honor Roll' for advanced placement classes

Pinellas and Hillsborough are among 11 school districts in the state that have been named to the College Board's "AP Honor Roll" — a distinction for the accomplishments of high school students in advanced placement classes.

The honor roll is for "simultaneously increasing access to advanced placement coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams," according to a news release.

To qualify for the award, school districts also must show that the number of minority students taking the exam did not fall by more than 5 percent.

At a Pinellas School Board meeting Tuesday, Superintendent Mike Grego said the distinction "certainly speaks volumes for our district."

The awards went to 539 districts across the United States.

Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reported on some of the nuances of advanced placement scores in Pinellas County. The report showed that more students are taking the exams, but overall passing rates were below 50 percent at all but four of the county's 17 high schools. The district's passing rate was 42 percent, up slightly from the 2010-2011 year's 41.7 percent. In Hillsborough, the percentage of test scores of 3 or above increased from 38 percent to 42 percent this year.

Pinellas, Hillsborough named to 'Honor Roll' for advanced placement classes 11/13/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:56pm]
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