Central’s Class of 2015 Sets AP World History School Record

Post date: Sep 23, 2013 11:50:18 AM

Last year’s sophomore class set a Central record on the AP® World History exam, with 30 students achieving a score of 3, 4, or 5. This sets a school record for the greatest number of students to achieve one of these scores on the exam, a rigorous 3 hour and 5 minute test which is administered in May of each year by the College Board, a national not-for-profit organization which also administers the SAT. The national results show that just over 48% of test takers in AP® World History achieved one of these coveted scores--each of which may result in the granting of college credit by a postsecondary institution--while 91% of Central’s test takers achieved this mark. In addition, the national percentage of students who earned a 5, the highest score possible on the exam, dropped to a record low of 5.7%, while one-third of all Central’s test takers earned a 5, a noteworthy accomplishment given the increased rigor of the exam. In addition, while just 19% of test takers nationally earned a 4 or 5, more than 57% of Central’s test-taking population earned one of these marks. The accomplishment of beating the national average of a 3, 4, or 5 score by many percentage points is not unique to this class. Each Central class has beaten the national average by at least thirty-five percentage points since the inception of the course seven years ago. Yet the class of 2015 can stand proud for the greatest number of students ever to earn a 3 or higher. Congratulations on making Central proud!