Mansfield ISD Magazine Fall 2016 - Page 16

375 MISD Students Earn Advanced Placement Scholar Awards • 256 students earned the AP Scholar Award, given to students who earn a score of three or higher on three or more AP Exams. • 45 students earned the AP Scholar with Honor Award, given to students who earn an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken with scores of three or higher on four or more of these exams. M ansfield ISD is proud to announce that 375 MISD high school students earned a total of 389 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards in recognition of their outstanding achievement on the 2016 AP Exams. This is 37 more students and 45 more awards than last year. AP courses are college-level classes available to high school students. AP exams are given after completion of the course. The highest score possible is a five, and students have the ability to earn college credit depending on the score earned on the exam. • 74 students earned the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, given to students who earn an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken with scores of three or higher on five or more of these exams. • 14 students earned the National AP Scholar Award, given to students who earn an average score of four or higher on all AP Exams taken with scores of four or higher on eight or more of these exams. Also, three MISD middle schools (Rogene Worley, James Coble and Linda Jobe) have an AP Spanish class for native Spanish speakers. The passing rate for these campuses was 81 percent. MISD Student Achievement Exceeds State Averages in STAAR Tests T he Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the results for the 2016 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exam, and Mansfield ISD outperformed state averages in all categories! “At Mansfield ISD, we are truly committed to excellence,” said Holly Teague, associate superintendent of curriculum, instruction and accountability. “We see improvements from previous years, and we’re proud of the hard work of our students and staff.” 14 Mansfield School & Family