[R91] Rep. Behning congratulates Plainfield High for top AP pass rates (6/28/2012)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Start Date: 6/28/2012 All Day
End Date: 6/28/2012
Rep. Behning congratulates Plainfield High for top AP pass rates

STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) is pleased to congratulate Plainfield High School for being one of the top 25 schools in Indiana to achieve the goal of 25 percent or more students passing Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

“Congratulations to the students and teachers of Plainfield High on achieving this significant accomplishment,” said Rep. Behning. “It is highly encouraging to see more students passing AP exams and earning college credit. Success on AP exams gives students a real advantage and head start in their college careers.”

Representatives of Plainfield High School were honored during the 4th annual Indiana Advanced Placement Access and Success Recognition Reception on Thursday, June 28 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The event was sponsored by the College Board.

Twenty-five schools across Indiana were awarded for achieving an AP course pass rate of 25 percent or more. Fifteen schools were awarded and recognized for the ‘Greatest One Year Growth’ in their AP pass rates.

AP is a research-backed method to facilitate student participation and success through the delivery of college-level courses and corresponding exams in the high school setting to qualified high school students.

According to the Indiana Department of Education, the percentage of high school graduates passing an AP exam increased from 12.4 percent in 2010 to 14 percent in 2011. In 2009, the pass rate was 10.4 percent. This increase gave Indiana the second highest two-year growth in the nation.

“AP courses are quite challenging, and I know it took many hours of hard work and perseverance for both the students and teachers to achieve this goal,” said Rep. Behning. “Congratulations, and keep up the good work.”