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Hudson School District earns recognition for gains in AP access, student performance

Published: November 26, 2012 10:37 AM

The Hudson City School District is on the third annual AP District Honor Roll, determined by the College Board, for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.
The district was one of only 539 school districts in the U.S. and Canada to earn the distinction. Since 2010, Hudson High School has increased the number of students participating in AP from 386 to 556.
Hudson High School offers 23 AP courses of study.
“Last year, 83 percent of Hudson students taking the AP exams earned a 3 or higher, and 85 seniors earned AP Scholar with Distinction, taking five exams with an average of at least 3.5,” said Hudson High School Principal Brian Wilch. “We administered 1,570 tests, well above our projected goal to reach 1,500 this year.”
Inclusion on the third annual AP District Honor Roll is based on AP data from 2010 to 2012, including increased participation and access to APs, assurance that the percentage of minority students taking AP exams did not substantially decrease, and improved performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2012 scoring 3 or higher to those in 2010.

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