is one of fewer than 400 school districts in the nation being honored by the College Board with a place on its AP Achievement List for opening advance placement classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of students, while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on the annual AP test.
This is Riverview makes the list. The Second Annual AP Honor Roll is made up of only those school districts that are simultaneously expanding opportunity and improving performance.
The list includes 367 school districts across 45 states in the U.S. and six provinces in Canada. The state of Pennsylvania had the largest representation of districts, with a total of 34 on the list, followed by New York and Massachusetts, which both have 30.
Inclusion on the list is based on the following criteria:
- Examination of three years of AP data, from 2009 to 2011.
- Increase in participation in/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.
- A steady or increasing percentage of exams taken by black, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
- Performance levels maintained or improved when comparing the percentage of exams in 2011 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2009, or the school has already attained a performance level in which more than 70 percent of the AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.
The complete Second Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here.