LBUSD Significant Gains in Student Access and Success
Laguna Beach Unified School District Placed on the College Board’s 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. – Laguna Beach Unified School District is one of 250 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included on the 10th Annual Honor Roll, LBUSD had to, increase the number of students participating in AP since 2017 while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.
Helping more students learn at a higher level and earn higher AP scores is an objective of all members of the AP community, from AP teachers to district and school administrators to college professors.
“For years, our focus on relationships has included concerted efforts to work collaboratively district-wide to ensure that our instructional practices, K-12, are aligned so that students receive the instructional foundation they need to succeed in high school and beyond,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jason Viloria. “I am proud to see an increase in student participation as a result of the ongoing efforts of staff to identify and support students who have not traditionally accessed AP courses,” he concluded.
In 2019, more than 4,000 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, or both, and/or consideration in the admissions process. Inclusion in the 10th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2017 to 2019, looking across 38 AP exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used:
Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4% in large districts, at least 6% in medium districts, and at least 11% in small districts;
Increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students taking exams increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students scoring 3+ on at least one AP Exam; and
Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2018 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2016 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students earn a 3 or higher.
The complete 10th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here:Laguna Beach Unified School District, December 17, 2019, Media Release