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massachusetts students lead us in advanced placement exams


boston (ap) — students in massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on advanced placement exams, according to the nonprofit group behind the tests. more than 32 percent of massachusetts students who graduated from public high schools last year scored a three or better on at least one test, according to a report released wednesday by […]






massachusetts students lead us in advanced placement exams


students in massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on advanced placement exams, according to the nonprofit group behind the tests.






california sees rise in students’ advanced placement test scores


california public high schools are seeing a rise in students taking advanced placement exams, and in scores on these college placement exams, said state superintendent tom torlakson on wednesday.






virginia among top states in advanced placement exams


richmond, va. (ap) — data shows virginia is one of the country’s leaders in advanced placement exams. the richmond times-dispatch reports the college board, the group that manages the ap program, released data on ap results for last year’s graduating class wednesday. more than a quarter of virginia’s 2017 graduates qualify for college credit on […]






advanced placement courses are best for highly motivated students


as a teacher, i learned what students needed to succeed in advanced placement courses.






student caught cheating led to ap investigation at scripps ranch


the investigation into scripps ranch high school’s advanced placement tests, which resulted in hundreds of invalidated exams, was prompted by a student reportedly cheating during an exam. officials announced friday that 540 students will need to retake ap exams in as many as nine subjects if they...






college board awards cps for increases in advanced placement courses and test sc


chicago public schools on thursday was named a nationwide leader in increasing access to advanced placement courses and scores on ap exams by the board that administers the tests. “what chicago’s proving to the rest of the country with its education, is demographics is not destiny,” mayor rahm...






final exams for seniors in hinsdale district 86 may be optional


final exams for seniors in hinsdale high school district 86 may be optional next year, if the school board follows the recommendation of a committee of teachers, administrators, students and parents. the committee was formed when district officials learned that the dates when advanced placement...






500 california high school students must retake ap tests


san diego (ap) — more than 500 san diego high school students have been told they must retake advanced placement tests that have been declared invalid. the college board, which oversees the exams, said friday that it is invalidating ap tests taken at scripps ranch high because new seating arrangements established two years ago were […]






san diego school board approves legal action over ap exams


san diego's school board has voted unanimously to take legal action after the advanced placement tests of more than 500 of the city's high school students were declared invalid because their seats were too close together.






arkansas advanced initiative students score high


little rock, ark. (ap) — the 61 high schools that participated in the arkansas advanced initiative for math and science program last school year produced almost half of the state’s advanced placement math, science and english test-takers and 44 percent of the scores that qualified students for college credit. students who earn college credit for […]






free eye exams, glasses for students in 7 new york districts


albany, n.y. (ap) — students at seven school districts in new york state will have access to free eye exams and glasses this month. the state education department is coordinating with local volunteer optometrists, and vsp global will donate eyeglasses. free eye exams will be available wednesday to students at wales primary school in east […]






san diego school board approves legal action over ap exams


san diego (ap) — san diego’s school board has voted unanimously to take legal action after the advanced placement tests of more than 500 of the city’s high school students were declared invalid because their seats were too close together. the san diego unified school district board of education voted 4-0 thursday night to take […]






new york ranks 7th nationally in ap exam performance, report says


new york placed seventh nationally in the percentage of public high school graduates succeeding on advanced placement exams in 2016, moving up from eighth the year before, according to a college board report released wednesday.






in lynwood, advanced placement classes are no longer only for the elite


by the time elizabeth valenzuela entered her senior year at lynwood high school, she had taken seven advanced placement tests and earned potential college credit on five of them. it was an impressive accomplishment, made more impressive still by the fact that in her small school district she wasn’t...






santa clara unified offers free , act, ap exams


to eliminate barriers to college-preparation, the santa clara unified school district has decided to pay for some and act college entrance exams and a nced placement tests.






500 california high school students must retake ap tests


more than 500 san diego high school students have been told they must retake advanced placement tests that have been declared invalid.






with $800,000 raised, cost won’t keep any student from taking ib, ap exams this


an estimated 15,000 students will take exams for free thanks to a funding initiative.






illinois program helps rural students access ap classes


springfield, ill. (ap) — students at 10 rural illinois high schools now have access to online advanced placement classes to help them better prepare for college. lt. gov. evelyn sanguinetti leads the governor’s rural affairs council. she says 75 students will take part in a new pilot program that will test the feasibility of expanding […]






help on the way for washington students who lost financial aid for college-level


a group of washington public agencies, businesses and education nonprofits is working to raise $800,000 to make up for the loss of a federal subsidy that made it easier for low-income students to afford exams that allow them to earn college credit while in high school.






500 scripps ranch high students must retake ap tests


more than 500 scripps ranch high school students had their summer vacations disrupted friday with news that they would have to return to school to retake advanced placement tests that have been declared invalid. the college board, the organization that oversees college admission tests, did not...






67.5% of utah students taking ap tests earn college credit


salt lake city (ap) — recent data show nearly seven out of every 10 utah high school students who take advanced placement (or ap) tests earn college credit, the fifth-highest percentage in the united states. the deseret news reports college board, a nonprofit organization that focuses on expanding access to higher education, says 67 percent […]






michelle obama writes college letter for ‘black-ish’ star


los angeles (ap) — “black-ish” star yara shahidi says her college applications got a boost with a recommendation letter from former first lady michelle obama. shahidi tells w magazine that obama also gave her a “go get ’em, tiger” backrub before shahidi took her advanced placement exams. she says obama is “very amazing and such […]






alabama is best in advance placement in the country


russellville, ala. (ap) — alabama has the best advanced placement score growth in the country. al.com reports that alabama has had the highest percentage of growth in qualifying scores in ap classes in math, science, and english of any state in the country for the sixth year in a row. the state has also been […]






get the certification 96% of it hr managers require for a fraction of what most


icollege has bundled together 8 of the most popular online courses thousands of students use to pass it certification exams for less than the cost of one.






elusive goal? state wants 90% of students proficient in reading, math by 2032


like plans on paper that can falter in real life, the downfall of the old federal education law, called no child left behind, came when thousands of schools in illinois and elsewhere were considered failures because too many students flunked state exams. the goal that 100 percent of students from...






just half of massachusetts students meet test expectations


boston (ap) — just half of massachusetts students in grades three through eight met or exceeded expectations on the new “next generation mcas test” in math and english — the first time the test has been administered. massachusetts education officials publicly released the spring 2017 test results on wednesday. educators were quick to caution against […]






nonprofit boosts students’ success rate


menlo park nonprofit center saw job placement for low-income students increase to 84% last year, even as enrollment jumped by 32%






massachusetts towns reeling after 3 students killed in crash


west brookfield, mass. (ap) — two massachusetts towns are reeling, and schools will have grief counselors on hand, the morning after three students were killed when their car went off the road, hit a tree and rolled over. the two girls and one boy killed in tuesday’s crash were students at quaboag regional middle high […]






students offered relief from high-stakes graduation tests, as washington lawmake


the compromise would exempt students — temporarily — from passing biology exams to earn a diploma. it also would provide alternative options for high-school students who fail any of the three required tests.






peninsula students win nation’s top math honors


the two winners are among 12 chosen from 300,000 students across the nation who took a series of challenging math exams.






19 students suffer minor injuries in massachusetts bus crash


bedford, mass. — massachusetts state police say 19 students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after their school bus was involved in a crash. the bus carrying middle school students from bartlett community partnership school on a field trip to boston was rear-ended by a van in bedford around 9 a.m. wednesday. there […]






scripps ap re-testing is on as judge denies injunction for san diego unified


a federal judge on friday rejected san diego unified’s effort to block action by the college board that invalidated hundreds of advanced placement tests taken by scripps high school students. judge michael anello denied unified’s request for a temporary restraining order. granting the restraining...






bill aims to improve education for students learning english


boston (ap) — massachusetts lawmakers have approved legislation aimed at helping students still learning english get the most from their education. since 2000, the number of “english learners” in massachusetts has doubled to more than 90,200 students, or 9.5 percent of the student population. under the bill approved wednesday, schools can maintain existing english immersion […]






teacher uses her breast cancer fight to impart life lessons


columbus, miss. (ap) — for the past three years, heather henry has taught seventh grade math at new hope middle school. more specifically, she teaches pre-advanced-placement math, attracting the brightest, most ambitious students. “she’s the best of the best,” said her principal, sam allison. “i don’t say that lightly, either. there are some teachers you […]