© 2021 WLRN
MIAMI | SOUTH FLORIDA
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Education

Miami-Dade Wins Top College Board Award For AP Classes

StateImpact_Florida_Education_Policy_WLRN_NPR_classroom.jpg
StateImpact Florida
/
WLRN

Miami-Dade schools has earned top honors for successfully expanding access to tough, college-level courses while improving passing scores, the College Board announced Monday.

The school district won the AP District Award because, from 2011 to 2013, the number of students taking Advanced Placement courses increased by 2,000 to 22,000 students. At the same time, the percentage of students earning a score of 3 or higher on the AP exam, the score typically needed to receive college credit from a university, increased by four points to 46 percent, which is higher than the Florida average from 2012.

The award is given to three districts, one small, medium and large, each year.

Read the full story at MiamiHerald.com.