Thursday, July 6, 2017

2017 LNC Advanced Placement Success

Advanced Placement Exam scores for 2017 went "live" on July 5th.  Not every student enrolled in an Advanced Placement class opts to take the AP Exam, but the vast majority do.

For Lake Norman Charter, here is a rundown of some quick-hit highlights, starting with the overall success in totality:


Five subjects had 100% Proficiency (students earned a Level 3, 4, or 5: Biology, Earth Science, U. S. Government and Politics, Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio, Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio.

Five additional subjects had a Proficiency in the 90%-range: Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Statistics, and Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio.

The LNC Proficiency rate was higher than the National Average for 15 of the 17 subjects offered.

The LNC Proficiency rate of 11 subjects was at least 20% higher than the National Average.

Nine subjects had at least 30% higher Proficiency rate than the National Average.

Five subjects had at least 40% higher Proficiency rate than the National Average and two subjects (Earth Science and U.S. Government and Politics) surpassed the National Average by 50%.

Our overall proficiency has increased over the past three years, in addition to drastically increasing the total number of testers.

2015: 341 out of 426 (80.05%)
2016: 451 out of 555 (81.26%)
2017: 523 out of 636 (82.23%)

I am absolutely blown away by our collective Advanced Placement performance.  This point of pride can be shared by all faculty and staff as continued evidence of our high academic standards in all subject areas.  Our success is a testament to the shared ownership of learning by our teachers and students, as well as the shared support by our families.


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P.S. A continued token of appreciation to the North Carolina General Assembly who allocated funding in the budget to pay for all public and charter students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses to take the exams with no cost to the families.

The opinions shared in this blog belong to Craig Smith and do not represent the school or district in which he works.

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