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Joliet Township High School Placed on the College Board’s 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll

JOLIET – Joliet Township High School is one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll. 

To be included on the 7th Annual Honor Roll, Joliet Township High School had to, since 2014, increase the number of students participating in Advanced Placement while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.

National data from 2016 show that among black/African American, Hispanic, and Native American 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. 

Joliet Township High School is committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds.

Helping more students learn at a higher level and earn higher AP scores is an objective of all members of the AP community, from AP teachers to district and school administrators to college professors. Many districts are experimenting with initiatives and strategies to see how they can expand access and improve student performance at the same time.

The complete honor roll can be found here: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/score_reports_data/awards/232608.html.

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