2016 Cohort 4 Announcement


AP-TIP IN Enters 4th Year Statewide Students and Teachers Gain for STEM College Readiness

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 which prepare students for success in colleges and careers. These schools will adopt the comprehensive program of teacher training and support for the 2016-2017 school year.

Joining the 10 public high schools who 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 which demonstrate college readiness. The nationally recognized AP-TIP IN initiative invests in teachers to maximize students’ achievement in “qualifying scores.”  Thus students can earn college credit as they prepare for tomorrow’s economy driven by science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.

The schools selected for cohort 4:

  • Argos Junior-Senior High School
    (Marshall County)
  • Mooresville High School
    (Morgan County)
  • Clinton Prairie Jr./Sr. High School
    (Clinton County)
  • Northwestern High School
    (Howard County)
  • Griffith High School
    (Lake County)
  • Twin Lakes High School
    (White County)
  • Lowell High School
    (Lake County)
  • Washington High School
    (St. Joseph County)
  • Merrillville High School
    (Lake County)



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 teacher training, support of teachers, exemplary materials, 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 approximately 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 schools in cohort 3—is projected to total nearly 4,335 students.

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. 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 3,600 colleges and universities around the world recognize AP for credit, placement and/or admissions decisions, including more than 90% of four-year colleges and universities in the United States. For more information, visit www.collegeboard.com.

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