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Randolph Township Schools Recognized by College Board and Named to 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll

Randolph Township Schools Recognized by College Board and Named to 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success

39 School Districts in New Jersey, 373 Districts in the United States and Canada Are Honored

Randolph Only One of Three Districts in New Jersey, 35 in the United States and Canada Recognized Three Years in a Row

 

Randolph, New Jersey — The College Board has named the Randolph Township School District as one of the top school districts in the United States and Canada and has placed the district on the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll.

 Randolph High School has increased the number of its students participating in Advanced Placement courses while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. This achievement has earned Randolph High School placement on the AP District Honor Roll. “Reaching these goals,” notes the College Board, “shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.”

“We remain committed to providing an exceptional learning experience and preparing students to apply their knowledge,” said Randolph Superintendent Jennifer A. Fano. “This is the fourth time Randolph has received this prestigious recognition in recent years and the third year in a row and we are extremely proud of the work of our students and teachers.”

In addition, Ms. Fano noted that Randolph is one of three districts in New Jersey and 35 in the United States and Canada which have been recognized with this honor three years in a row.

“As a district, we are proud that we have expanded access to Advanced Placement course for all students in the high school and added some new classes in the arts to our already robust AP offerings,” said Jonathan Olsen, Randolph’s Director of Secondary Education. “Our students and teachers continue to excel and this award is an affirmation of this.”

Randolph High School students and staff continue to excel in academics as well as in all extra and co-curricular activities as well as athletics,” said Randolph High School Principal Debbie Iosso. “The recent announcement of our inclusion in the 9th Annual AP Honor Roll for Advanced Placement classes is just one example evidencing our success as a comprehensive school district. These types of accolades would not be possible without incredibly talented and committed staff, dedicated and focused students and a supportive district and school community.”

 Randolph Township Schools has added a number of new Advanced Placement classes in recent years for students, including the prestigious Capstone Program started in 2015. At the time, Randolph was among only five schools in New Jersey selected to offer this program for students. Randolph is committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds.

To be included in the 9th Annual AP Honor Roll, Randolph Township Schools had to, since 2016, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of 3 or higher.

“Success in Advanced Placement is a combination of students’ own motivation and the opportunities educators provide for them,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president of AP and Instruction at the College Board. “I’m inspired by the teachers and administrators in this district who have worked to clear a path for more students of all backgrounds to earn college credit during high school.”

In 2018, 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 admission process.  Inclusion in the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2016 to 2018, looking across 38 AP exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used.

Districts must:

  • 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 and 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.

Randolph is proud to be honored along with 372 other school districts on the AP Honor Roll.

 

The complete 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-district-honor-roll-9th-annual.pdf