IU#1 Advanced Placement Courses Survey - March 2013 All 26 school districts within Intermediate Unit # 1 were sent an electronic Advanced Placement Survey to complete. They were given 10 days to return the survey. Friday, March 28 was the deadline to complete the survey. The following17 school districts responded Albert Gallatin, Avella, Bethlehem-Center, Bentworth, Burgettstown California, Canon-McMillan, Carmichaels, Central Greene, ChartiersHouston, Connellsville, Frazier, Laurel Highlands McGuffey, Southeastern Greene, Trinity, Uniontown, and Washington Q#1 - Do you have a defined set of criteria for students to enter an advanced placement class?. Do you have a defined set of criteria for students to enter an advanced placement class? 35.0% (7) Yes No 65.0% (13) • 17 school District within the IU#1 Responded • 13 districts do have a defined set of criteria for AP placement • 7 districts do not have a defined set of criteria for AP placement Q#2. Who pays for the registration fee for the student to participate in the advanced placement exam? 10.0% (1) 15.0% (3) Parent School District Other 75.0% (13) 13 school districts require the parents to pay for the exam Washington School District pays for the exam Connellsville, Laurel Highlands and Frazier School Districts pay for the exam another way. Q#3 Please describe the prerequisites your district requires prior to a student entering advanced placement classes The prerequisites are different for each AP class. The various prerequisites include: a required grade in a designated previous course, entrance testing, excellent attendance, department approval, competency test scores, portfolio review, having taken and passed a designated previous course, and teacher/counselor recommendation Teacher recommendation Completion of another class along with a specific grade in those classes most commonly an A. General guidelines are that a student be recommended by a teacher within that domain. Test Scores, teacher Recommendation. Completion of the Honors track of coursework prior to AP participation Lead up classes, grade requirements, summer reading lists etc AP classes are made available to qualifying juniors and seniors with an overall cumulative QPA of 3.2 or a cumulative QPA of a 3.5 in the subject of application by the 3rd quarter as reflected on the transcript; Multiple Criteria Q#4 Are your advanced placement courses weighted for additional quality points? 18.0% (3) 82.0% (14) Yes No 14 school districts weight their AP classes for additional quality points 3 school districts do not weight their AP classes for additional quality points California, Central Greene, and Carmichaels. Q#5 How are your advanced placement classes weighted? The majority of the school districts weight the classes A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2 •Two school districts weight the classes 1.3 •One school district weights the classes 1.2 Q#6 How many advanced placement courses do you offer? District California and Mapletown Carmichaels Bentworth Avella, Burggettstown, Char. Houston, Washington Frazier A-G, C-Mac, Conn, L-H, Mcg, Trin, U'Twn, Wbg # of AP Classess offered 0 2 4 5 6 7 •Albert Gallatin, Cannon McMillan, Connellsville, Laurel Highlands, McGuffey, Trinity, Uniontown, and Waynesburg offer more than 7 AP classes. Q#7 Please list the advanced placement courses that your school offers. •AP English, AP Literature •AP Studio Art, AP Music Theory, AP Art History •AP Physics I and II Mechanics and Electricity •Ap Calc I, AP Calc II, • AP Bio I, AP Bio II •AP Chem I, AP Chem II, •AP Environmental Science • AP American History I, AP Am History II, AP Modern European History, • AP Spanish V •AP German •AP Computer Science, AP Stats •AP Psychology Q#8 Do you require students to participate in the end of the year advanced placement exams? 29.0% (5) 71.0% (12) Yes No Albert Gallatin, Bentworth, Burgettstown, Washington, and Central Greene do require students to participate in the end of year AP exams.