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IUFSD taxpayers are spending roughly $49K for each student passing at least one AP exam by graduation.

Adlai Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL, which has a culture of continuous improvement, spends roughly $29K.

2012-2013
Enrollment Budget  Per pupil
spending
% Students
Passing AP
# Students
Passing AP
Budget
High School 
Est. Spending
Per Each 
AP Test Passed**
Adlai Stevenson 3,881 $88,398,949 $24,144 77.0% 2,988 $88,398,949 $29,585
Irvington Estimate:
581*
$51,156,000 $28,404 58.20% 0.338 $16,502,724
(581 x $28,404)
$48,825

* I.H.S. enrollment for 2011-12. I will update when I have the 2012-2013
figures.

* Total high school budget ÷ Number of students passing at least 1 exam
by graduation

School
2013
% Graduating
Seniors Who 

Have Passed
At Least
1 AP Test
Bronxville 95.0% (2012)
Rye 88.70%
Edgemont 87.0%
Jericho 85.0%
Chappaqua 79.10%
Dobbs Ferry* 79.0%
Adlai Stevenson
Lincolnshire, IL
Per pupil spending:
$24,144
77.0%
Yonkers (2012)* 77.0%
Pleasantville 72.0%
Hastings 71%
Briarcliff (2012) 61.0%
Irvington
Per pupil spending:
$28,404 (2012-2013)
58.20%

*I assume (but don’t know) that both the Dobbs and the Yonkers figures are for IB tests.

UPDATE 11/23/2013: According to the high school principal, the most recent figure for Irvington is 63%. By graduation, 63% of last year’s seniors had passed at least one AP test with a score of 3, 4, or 5.

Why the AP pass rate matters

AND SEE:
AP pass rates
55.6% I.H.S. pass at least 1 AP exam by graduation
What is the Equity and Excellence score?
College readiness scores (US News)
Challenge Index’s unabridged methodology
By Jay Mathews 5/23/2011
Per pupil spending

Works referred to on AP Literature Exam since 1971

[T]he percentage of ALL graduating seniors, including those who never got near an AP course, who had at least one score of 3 or above on at least one AP test sometime in high school.

Challenge Index’s unabridged methodology
By Jay Mathews 5/23/2011

AND SEE:
AP pass rates
55.6% I.H.S. pass at least 1 AP exam by graduation
Why the AP pass rate matters
What is the Equity and Excellence score?
College readiness scores (US News)

The 2012 Challenge Index shows 55.6% of Irvington students passing at least one AP exam by graduation.

The reason this figure matters is that Advanced Placement courses are, in theory, the equivalent of a college course.

So: 92% of Irvington students attend a 4-year college the year after graduation, but just 55.6% of Irvington students have passed at least one AP exam during high school.

What happens during the summer after graduation to make the other 36% ready to take a college-level course and succeed?

AND SEE:
AP pass rates
55.6% I.H.S. pass at least 1 AP exam by graduation
Why the AP pass rate matters
What is the Equity and Excellence score?
College readiness scores (US News)
Explanation of “Equity and Excellence” score (E&E)

Equity & Excellence (E&E) scores.

Equity & Excellence is “the percentage of grapduates who passed at least one college-level test [AP or IB] during their high school career.”

New York
high schools

(131 schools)

2012
Equity and Excellence:
% passing at least 1
AP exam by graduation
Bronxville  95.9%
Rye  91%
Horace Greeley
2011
 79%
Edgemont  78%
Yonkers  77% (IB program)
Dobbs Ferry  74% IB (52.8% in 2011)*
Adlai Stevenson
High School
Lincolnshire, IL
 70.8%
Pleasantville  66%
Rye Neck  65%
Briarcliff  61%
Irvington  55.6%
Croton Harmon  55%
Sleepy Hollow  39.8%

* With only 2 years of data, it’s not clear how to interpret Dobbs Ferry’s jump.

UPDATE 11/23/2013: According to the high school principal, our most recent “Equity and Excellence” score is 63%. Sixty-three percent of last year’s graduating class had passed at least one AP test.

AND SEE:
ELA scores – grades 3-8 & Regents (5/1/2012)
ELA scores compared (5/1/2012)
AP pass rates (5/1/2012)
Math scores (5/1/2012)
Math scores compared (5/1/2012)

Per pupil spending
What do home buyers want?

ALL STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT POSTS
INDEX of topics and posts

ADVANCED PLACEMENT
AP pass rates
55.6% I.H.S. pass at least 1 AP exam by graduation
Why the AP pass rate matters
What is the Equity and Excellence score?
College readiness scores (US News)

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SOURCE: Student Performance Review – May 1, 2012 (Please click on link for full report) s

Not entirely sure what this means. Assuming “N Taking” means “number of students who took the AP exam,” we see a 67% pass rate on AP exams (500 exams taken, 336 passing scores).

UPDATE 11/23/2013: Assuming the slide above is the same as the slide in this year’s report, “N Taking” means the number of students taking the test — not the number of students taking an AP course.

We don’t know what proportion of the total student body has taken and passed at least one AP course by graduation. update 6/1/2012: The percentage of Irvington graduates who passed at least one college-level test [AP or IB] during their high school career is 55.6%

Another 112 exams weren’t taken at all. We don’t know how many of those students would have passed but skipped the exam due to senioritis or other factors.

And we don’t know the distribution of 3s, 4s, and 5s, which is especially  important in a high-performing district.

AND SEE:
ELA scores – grades 3-8 & Regents (5/1/2012)
ELA scores compared (5/1/2012)
AP pass rates (5/1/2012)
Math scores (5/1/2012)
Math scores compared (5/1/2012)

Per pupil spending
What do home buyers want?

ADVANCED PLACEMENT
AP pass rates
55.6% I.H.S. pass at least 1 AP exam by graduation
Why the AP pass rate matters
What is the Equity and Excellence score?
College readiness scores (US News)

ALL STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT POSTS
INDEX of topics and posts