Indiana High Schools Named for "Advanced Placement" Initiative

April 29, 2016Bill Schmitt

Indiana High Schools Announced as next Participants in "Advanced Placement" Initiative

 

SOUTH BEND, IN – April 29, 2016 – AP-TIP IN (Indiana’s Advanced Placement Teacher Investment Program) is pleased to announce the fourth cohort of nine Indiana public high schools selected to implement its model for growing math, science and English Advanced Placement* courses that prepare students for success in colleges and careers. These schools will adopt the comprehensive program of incentives and support in the 2016-2017 school year.

Joining the 10 high schools that have participated in AP-TIP IN’s third cohort for the previous two years, the schools announced today are projected to increase the number of scores on the AP* exams that demonstrate college readiness. Students can earn college credit even as they prepare for tomorrow’s economy driven by science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills. The nationally recognized AP-TIP IN initiative invests in students and teachers to maximize the achievement of “qualifying scores”; these yield college credits and incentives in AP-TIP IN based on success in selected courses and exams in the participating schools.

The schools selected for cohort 4 are:

  • Argos Jr-Sr HS (Marshall Co.)
  • Clinton Prairie Jr-Sr HS (Frankfort)
  • Griffith HS (Lake Co.)
  • Lowell HS (Lake Co.)
  • Merrillville HS (Lake Co.)
  • Mooresville HS (Morgan Co.)
  • Northwestern HS (Kokomo)
  • Twin Lakes HS (Monticello)
  • Washington HS (South Bend)

 

Funded with a grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, these AP-TIP IN cohort 4 schools will implement components of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) model: extensive training and supports of teachers and additional time-on-task for students. 

For this new group of Indiana schools, qualifying scores achieved in math, science and English (MSE) are projected to grow by nearly 150%--from a 2015 baseline of 257 to about 640 by 2017. Enrollment in AP courses is expected to increase by nearly 60% for these new schools in the first year alone—from approximately 990 students in 2015-2016 to over 1,575 for the 2016-2017 school year.  The number of Advanced Placement MSE enrollments during the 2016-17 school year—at cohort 4 schools and the 10 current participants in cohort 3—is projected to total about 4,335 students.

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See the 2015 report on robust gains in Advanced Placement successes among AP-TIP IN participants, especially for women and under-represented student populations, posted at iei.nd.edu. A new video provides a more detailed look ahead. AP-TIP IN is administered by the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame. Contact: Program Director Karen Morris at Karen.Morris.3@nd.edu.

* College Board’s Advanced Placement Program enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. Thirty-seven courses in 22 subject areas are offered. Based on their performance on rigorous AP exams, sections of which are scored by college faculty and experienced AP teachers, students can earn credit, advanced placement or both for college. More than 3600 colleges and universities around the world recognize AP for credit, placement and/or admissions decisions, including more than 90 percent of four- year colleges and universities in the United States. For more information, visit www.collegeboard.com. AP and Advanced Placement Program are trademarks of College Board. Used with permission.