West Aurora School District 129 has been named to the sixth annual AP District Honor Roll by the College Board.
District 129 is one of 425 districts across the U.S. and one of 15 districts in Illinois to receive this honor.
West Aurora High School has increased access to advanced placement course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of three or higher on AP exams, district officials said. The exams are graded on a scale of one to five, with three meaning you are qualified to do the work tested for in the exam.
West Aurora High School offers 20 AP courses. Last school year, 351 students enrolled in AP courses, making up a total of 629 exams, and 77 percent of those students scored a three or higher.
Inclusion on the AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2013 to 2015, for the following criteria:
•Increased participation/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.
•Increased or maintained the percentage of exams taken by African-American, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
•Improved performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2015 scoring a three or higher to those in 2013, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a three or higher.