Butler Area School District is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.
To be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, Butler Area School District had to simultaneously achieve increases in access to Advanced Placement courses for a broader number of students and also maintain or improve the rate at which our AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP exam.
“This is an outstanding accomplishment for our Senior High School teachers, principals and students,” said Dr. Brian White, Superintendent of the Butler Area School District. “Our faculty continues to increase rigor in the classroom while equipping our students with the skills and support they need to be successful. Our students are challenging themselves to take high level courses and working hard to achieve success.”
Inclusion on the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2016 to 2018, for the following criteria:
- Increased participation/access to AP by at least 4% in large districts, at least 6% in medium districts, and at least 11% in small districts.
- Increased or maintained percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students taking exams and increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students scoring 3+ on at least one AP Exam; and
- Improved performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2018 scoring a 3 or higher than those in 2016, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.
When these outcomes have been achieved among an AP student population in which 30% or more are underrepresented minority students (American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander) and/or 30% or more are low-income students (students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch), a symbol has been affixed to the district name to highlight this work.
The complete 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-district-honor-roll-9th-annual.pdf