education

Colorado student participation in Advanced Placement exams is increasing. KRCC’s Martha Perez-Sanz reports that scores are also on the rise.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The College Board’s annual AP Report to the Nation says Colorado ranks ninth for the percentage of students scoring a three or higher on standardized AP exams. 2012 is also Colorado’s sixth year in the top 10.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports area high schools Widefield, Mesa Ridge, and Fountain-Fort Carson, are responsible for more than 1% of the schools in Colorado offering the tests, but accounted for 19% of the growth in scores statewide.

Participation among Colorado high school graduates increased by over 1,000 students from 2011 to 2012.

For KRCC News, I’m Martha Perez-Sanz.

 

Comments are closed.

News

Bettmann Archive
December 7, 2016 | NPR · Years after Pearl Harbor and decades before a proposed “Muslim registry,” Sammy Lee tried to “prove that in America, I could do anything.” America hasn’t always been convinced.
 

Getty Images
December 7, 2016 | KQED · Rents in the Bay Area are among the highest in the country, pushing many artists into illegal work/live spaces like the Ghost Ship, where a fire left 36 dead. Now, officials vow to step up regulation.
 

AP
December 7, 2016 | NPR · Former GOP senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole helped Taiwan connect with the Trump transition team. Federal disclosure reports show Dole has lobbied for Taiwan for nearly two decades.
 

Arts & Life

December 7, 2016 | NPR · With tantalizing twists like liqueur, coffee and spices, kids may turn up their little red noses at these decadent delights — but that just leaves more for you and your adult friends.
 

Getty Images
December 7, 2016 | FA · The Fox News host tells Fresh Air that she worries about Trump’s “de-legitimization” of the media. “Too many millions of Americans aren’t listening at all to what the press tells them,” Kelly says.
 

December 7, 2016 | NPR · New social science research shows that women in the arts earn significantly less than men across the board.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
December 7, 2016 | NPR · This week’s episode features music by children’s entertainers Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise.
 

Mountain Stage
December 7, 2016 | NPR · Hear the singer-songwriter play songs from her second solo album, In The Magic Hour, live onstage.
 

Courtesy of the artist
December 7, 2016 | NPR · Alynda Lee Segarra tells NPR her new song is about “people of color claiming their space and their right to exist.” It’s dedicated to the protesters at Standing Rock and Peñuelas, Puerto Rico.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab