Northwest ISD named to 9th annual AP District Honor Roll
Northwest ISD named to 9th annual AP District Honor Roll
Posted on 12/06/2018
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The College Board has named Northwest Independent School District to the organization’s 9th annual AP District Honor Roll, making it one of just 373 school districts across the United States and Canada to receive the prestigious honor.

Each year, the College Board compiles its AP District Honor Roll based on high-achieving factors such as AP test scores and participation rates in rigorous AP courses. Many colleges grant a student who earns a 3 or better on an AP test – one of the factors in the District Honor Roll – with class credit.

“Northwest ISD’s students, parents and supporters deserve the very best instructional programs we can give them, so we are constantly pushing ourselves to raise the academic bar,” said Dr. Ryder Warren, Northwest ISD’s superintendent of schools. “This recognition from the College Board is an excellent metric of how our students and teachers in our Advanced Placement classrooms are succeeding, and I truly appreciate those efforts.”

This year’s inclusion in the list marks the third time Northwest ISD has received the honor. The district was previously named to the Honor Roll in 2015 and 2014. This year, Northwest ISD is among just 30 school districts in Texas named to the list.

Northwest ISD has more than 24,000 students enrolled for the 2018-19 school year and 32 Advanced Placement courses available to high school students. Roughly 41 percent of Northwest ISD’s high school students are currently enrolled in at least one AP course.

Inclusion in the AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of data, from 2016 to 2018, and across 38 AP exams. To earn inclusion on the AP District Honor Roll, school districts must:

  • Increase 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 American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students taking exams and increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students scoring 3+ on at least one AP Exam; and
  • Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2018 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2016 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students earn a 3 or higher.
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