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AP Honor Roll For Massapequa Schools

District adds 7.4 percent more students to AP courses while raising scores over three-year span.

Massapequa’s brightest students have scored higher than ever on Advance Placement tests and more are making the grade too, landing the Massapequa School District on an elite list of high performers.

Massapequa was one of seven districts across Long Island and 539 in the U.S. and Canada to be included on the College Board’s third annual AP District Honor Roll.

The Honor Roll is based on three criteria: Increase access to Advanced Placement courses, including all ethnic groups, while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.

“Earning this distinction for the second time in three years truly illustrates our district’s efforts to broaden our AP opportunities for students who are motivated and wish to challenge themselves with more rigorous courses,” Massapequa Superintendent Charles Sulc said in a statement. “We are even more delighted that the strength of the program has resulted in more students attaining a three or better on AP Exams, which indicates that more students are graduating from our district better prepared for college and/or careers.”

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The Massapequa School District said it increased the number of students participating in AP from 592 to 685 since 2010 while improving the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher by 5 percent.

It's the latest in a series a strong report cards for Massapequa students. The District also rated high in fourth- and eighth-grade English and math test scores and scored much higher than the statewide average on all assessment testing.

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Yankee Man November 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM
And what does any of that mean? The high schools push kids to take these AP courses and they have no real effect on their college applications. The kids are overloaded with many courses that they cannot even use in college. If a kid enters college with 20 college credits then they get to take on eless course each semester, if the college accepts every credit. The parent still has to pay full tuition, so there is no cost reduction for the parent. THEY will tell you that the course in high school only costs $500, while the three credits in college cost $3000. WRONG...if your child is still paying full time tuition there is no reduction in fees. These kids should be taking courses like " check book 101",,,and " dont call mom because a button fell off the shirt"......Just one experienced fathers opinion

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