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1 Increasing Awareness, Access & Success for College Readiness & Retention Moderator: Dr. Pete Bavis Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Evanston Township High School District #202 - Evanston, IL Greg Darnieder Senior Advisor to the Secretary on College Access U.S. Department of Education Beth A. Arey College & Career Coordinator Evanston Township High School District #202 - Evanston, IL Dale G. Leibforth AP Recruitment & Retention Coordinator Evanston Township High School District #202 - Evanston, IL

2 ETHS School Profile September, 2012 Total Enrollment: 3,155 Low-Income: 41% Asian: 4.0% Black or African American: 30.5% Hispanic/Latino: 15.5% Multi-Racial: 5.3% White: 44.2% College Bound (Class of 2012): 72% 2 Year Colleges: 16% 4 Year Colleges: 55%

3 It’s never too early! K-16 partnerships Goals Academics Careers Financial aid Campus exposure Transition School-wide/city-wide coordination AwarenessAccessSuccess

4 Traditional College Readiness Predictors Grades Achievement Tests College Matriculation Predictors Application Completion FAFSA Completion Secondary Course Placement Post-Secondary Course Placement AwarenessAccessSuccess

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6 AwarenessAccessSuccess

7 College Success Research Hargrove, L., Godin, D., & Dodd, B. (2007) College Outcomes and the AP Experience: Does the AP Grade “2” Matter? Paper presentation at American Educational Research Association, April 2007, Chicago, IL. Keng, L., & Dodd, B. (2007) An Investigation of College Performance of AP and Non-AP Student Groups. Paper presentation at American Educational Research Association, April 2007, Chicago, IL. Bowen, W.G., Chignos, & M.M., McPherson, M.S. (2009) Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America’s Public Universities. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. AwarenessAccessSuccess

8 College Success Research Outcomes An AP exam score of 2 correlates with better college performance than students who did not take an AP course or took the course and skipped the exam. An AP exam score of 2 had higher four-year graduation rates than AP courses alone, and other non-AP courses. AP students had higher first-year and fourth-year GPAs than those who did not take AP courses in high school. AwarenessAccessSuccess

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10 ETHS Total Number of AP Scores Grade 3 or Higher

11 65% in % in AP Exams was the most ever for ETHS. Percent of Students Proficient (3 or higher) on AP Exams

12 Restructuring of Freshman Year – Earned Honors Increasing Access & Success in AP Committee Pathways to AP Forum/Pathways Documents 27 AP Classes in 6 Departments Adding new AP courses FORUM

13 Monthly Meetings Mentoring Tutoring Leadership Inform, Inspire & Encourage Story Videos Fish Bowl team Access & Success in Advanced Placement

14 AP Summer Bridge Courses

15 AMAPS – AM AP Support Targeted Review Sessions Review Book Drive “I GOT THIS” Pencils Support & Resource Website - tinyurl.com/teamasap

16 The work continues…

17 Dr. Pete Bavis Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Greg Darnieder Senior Advisor to the Secretary on College Access U.S. Department of Education Beth A. Arey College & Career Coordinator Dale G. Leibforth AP Recruitment & Retention Coordinator tinyurl.com/teamasap


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