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Enrollment rises in AP, IB classes

Challenging courses play a role in determining college success. In recent years, VPS has seen an uptick in the number of students enrolling and succeeding in some of our most rigorous classes.

  • The percentage of high school students taking at least one Advanced Placement, or AP, course has increased by 33 percent since 2007.
  • The percentage of high school students taking at least one AP exam has increased by nearly 100 percent since 2007.
  • The percentage of high school students taking and scoring a 3 or better on at least one AP exam has increased from 4 percent to 5 percent since 2007.
  • The percentage of low-income high school students taking at least one AP course has increased more than 200 percent since 2007.
  • The percentage of low-income high school  students taking at least one AP exam has increased by 300 percent since 2007.
  • Percentage of low-income high school students taking at least one AP exam and scoring a 3 or better on at least one exam has increased since 2007.
  • The number of AP courses taken each year has increased over the last six years by 65 percent.
  • The percentage of course enrollments that end with an exam has increased from 43 percent in 2007 to 63 percent in 2014.
  • The number of exams passed since 2010 has increased by 50 percent.
  • The pass rate has remained relatively stable during this time.
  • International Baccalaureate, or IB, course enrollments have grown more than 30 percent since 2007.
  • IB exam pass rates have increased from 91 percent to 95 percent since 2007.
  • AP and IB course enrollments have increased 35 percent since 2007.
  • The number of AB and IB exams taken has increased 83 percent since 2008.
  • The number of AP and IB exams passed has increased by nearly 37 percent since 2007. Pass rates have declined from 69 percent to 58 percent, which mirrors national trend data as access and opportunity have increased for students. Pass rates have been fairly stable over the past four years.