Education News Roundup: Sept. 26, 2017

Utah State Board of Education releases 2017 school grades. College Board releases 2017 SAT scores and Utah public school 2017 AP scores. The Utah scores are looking good. Utah Policy looks at Our Schools Now ahead of the 2018 election. 2018 Utah Teacher of the Year Aaryn Birchell discusses how she got there. New ECS study looks at the portability of teaching licenses. Is ninth grade the key to high school success? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

More Utah Students Take AP Exams

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A total of 25,142 Utah public school students – 6 percent overall increase from 2015 – took a total of 38,685 advanced placement (AP) exams in 2016. 66 percent of Utah public schools students earned scores of 3, 4, or 5, good enough to earn college credit, on those exams, according to College Board data. Nationally, just 55.9 percent of public school students scored a 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams in 2016, College Board noted. . . . → Read More

Updated AP and SAT Results

This Oct. 8 release is being resent with corrected information. College Board inadvertently left three Utah schools off of the AP/SAT report it sent to the Utah State Office of Education. With the new information, Churchill Jr. High School, Holladay, is now recognized as fourth highest passing rate for AP in the state. . . . → Read More

Utah AP and SAT Scores and Participation

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Utah public students achieved a remarkable trifecta in the 2013 school year by increasing overall participation in Advanced Placement (AP) exams by more than 8 percent, increasing minority participation in those same exams between 11 and 23 percent, and increasing the overall success rate on the exams by more than 7 percent. . . . → Read More

2012 AP test Scores Increase

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SALT LAKE CITY – Nearly 2,000 more Utah high school students – a 10.5 percent increase – took Advanced Placement (AP) tests in 2012 and increased their success rate by more than 11 percent over 2011 figures, the according to data released by the College Board today. . . . → Read More

Utah Ranks 10th in Percentage of Students Passing AP Exams

The College Board today announced that with more than one out of five members of the class of 2011 passing an Advanced Placement (AP) exam, Utah ranked tenth in the nation for percentage of students passing AP exams. Utah, California, and Colorado were the only three Western states in the top 10. . . . → Read More

Utah students make gains in AP pass rates in 2011

A total of 18,508 Utah students took 29,851 Advance Placement (AP) exams in 2011 and passed them at a rate of 68 percent, according to data released today by the College Board, creators of the AP exams. This represents a 7.5 percent increase in AP participation in Utah and an increase of 1 percent in passage rates. . . . → Read More