School initiative’s test-takers stand out; participants field nearly half of state’s college-credit qualifiers

School initiative’s test-takers stand out; participants field nearly half of state’s college-credit qualifiers
Arkansas Democrat Gazette By Cynthia Howell
October 31, 2017
The 61 high schools that participated in the Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science program last school year produced almost half of the state’s Advanced Placement math, science and English test-takers and 44 percent of the scores that qualified students for college credit.
Students who earn college credit for their high school work can realize savings in college tuition costs or have the time to take more advanced-level college courses because they have completed introductory courses.
The initiative schools make up 23 percent of the state’s 261 high schools in which students took Advanced Placement tests in math, science and English in 2016-17, Ken James, president of the Arkansas initiative, said in releasing the organization’s annual report. Click to read more:   2017 AAIMS Article in DemGaz

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