Presentation on theme: "Delivering Opportunity West Virginia’s AP Strategic Initiative."— Presentation transcript:
Delivering Opportunity West Virginia’s AP Strategic Initiative
Advanced Placement: A Partnership with Colleges & Universities
The AP Strategic Initiative: Partnership + West Virginia Department of Education + West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission + West Virginia State Board of Education + West Virginia Center for Professional Development + West Virginia AP Leadership Committee + West Virginia Office of Education and the Arts + The College Board
WV Advanced Placement + West Virginia ranks 46th in the nation in AP student achievement, with just 9.6% of West Virginia students earning a score of 3+ on an AP Exam before leaving high school.
West Virginia AP Goals Rationale: Currently, West Virginia ranks 46 th in the nation in AP student achievement, with just 9.4% of West Virginia students earning a score of 3+ on an AP Exam before leaving high school. + The Goals: -Increase AP participation to at least 45% of the 2018 graduating cohort class -Increase AP performance to 25% of the 2018 graduating cohort class -Close participation and performance gaps for African-American students by 2018
Debunking Myths 1. Myth:AP is for students who always get good grades 2. Myth: AP courses are too stressful 3. Myth: AP courses are only for students planning to attend college 4. Myth: It’s all about the score
Access to AP - Common Barriers: + Lack of awareness + Lack of preparation/support (student, teacher) + Restrictive policies - Entrance Criteria - Exit Criteria + Students with potential not identified + Insufficient motivation/incentive
The Challenge: Equitable Access to AP Courses 8 Asian 42% 58% White 62% 38% Hispanic/Latino 70% 30% Black/African American 80% 20% Took Recommended AP Did Not Take Recommended AP
Share AP Resources + Student Brochure describing the unique benefits of AP + Parents’ Night PowerPoint Presentation to introduce parents in AP + Customizable AP Overview PowerPoint in English and Spanish + AP Informational Event Planner with ideas and tips for planning and promoting successful informational events for parents and students to support participation in AP courses + AP YouTube Channel + Digital Resources for AP Coordinators to help student and parental awareness for AP events and activities: -Email Template for Parents -Email Template for Parents – Students -Text for ‘Robocalls’ in English and Spanish -Banner Ads for School Websites
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