Presentation on theme: "AdvanceNOLA Celebration Ralph’s on the Park December 6, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
AdvanceNOLA Celebration Ralph’s on the Park December 6, 2011
Partner High Schools Edna Karr Sci Academy Sci High O. Perry Walker
AP Course Offerings in our Partner High Schools 2006-07 School Year 2011-12 School Year 0 21
Why Advanced Placement? “... schools in the new National Math and Science Initiative on AP are great examples of the power of quality instruction, more time spent on task, and rigorous, content-focused teacher training. The NMSI schools are having phenomenal success in raising AP scores among minority students. In the single year of implementation to date, the number of African-American and Latino students who scored a 3 or higher on AP exams in math, science, and English jumped more than 70 percent.” U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan July 15, 2010 College Board AP Annual Conference
Successes: Programmatic Increases every year in numbers of students taking AP courses students earning qualifying scores AP courses offered student volunteers Increased school buy-in Introduction of pre-AP courses
Successes: Programmatic Students have stopped saying “I can’t take AP classes” and have started saying “I can’t take four AP classes.” At two partner schools, at least 95% of returning seniors are taking at least one AP course.
Response to Challenges: School-Based Teachers Parents Counselors Students
Response to Challenges: Policy High mobility rates due to school choice model Lack of feeder patterns
Looking Forward: Spring 2012 National Student Clearinghouse Mock exams: January 2012 Saturday sessions Volunteer opportunities AP exams to be taken on Tulane’s campus AP student celebration?
Looking Forward: Long-term Development of pre-AP programs in high schools and partner middle schools Expansion of current AP programs to include foreign language, social sciences, and art Cohort of AdvanceNOLA scholars who become mentors Increased collaboration among AdvanceNOLA schools, AP teachers, and AP students Alignment of remediation, common core curriculum, state testing, and Advanced Placement