INDIANAPOLIS – In partnership with the College Board and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE), the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced today another year of increases in the number of Advanced Placement (AP) exams offered, as well as the number of students taking and passing AP exams.
“Preparing students for future college success has always been a priority in Indiana education,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “With the increase in the number of school offering AP exams, and the number of students making AP courses their class of choice, Indiana is once again paving a way for students who are better prepared for the rigors of college. I congratulate and thank the teachers and administrators whose work has made this possible.”
AP is a research-backed method to facilitate student participation and success through delivery of college-level courses and corresponding exams in the high school setting, to qualified high school students. Research suggests students who perform well in AP courses are predicted to not only outperform their peers, but have greater college success. For the 2015-2016 school year, Indiana created the following increases:
“We know that students who take rigorous courses in high school are not only more likely to go to college, they’re also more likely to graduate,” said Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education. “It’s encouraging to see more Hoosier students taking advantage of AP and benefiting from the preparation these college-level courses provide.”
For more information regarding IDOE efforts to expand AP in Indiana schools, and AP related data, please visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/ap.