Between May 5 and May 16 TFA Upper School students had the opportunity to take College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations. The AP College Board Program currently offers more than 30 courses nationally across multiple subject areas. Each course is developed by a committee composed of college faculty and AP teachers, and covers the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in the corresponding college course. TFA offers over 20 of these recognized AP courses.
The AP Examinations are administered each year in May and represent the culmination of college-level work in a given discipline, which test students’ ability to perform at the collegiate level. Test scores are given on a 1-5 scale, 5 being the best and 3 being the minimum passing score.
Below are listed some of the highlights of this year’s examination.
- 49% of TFA students who took AP Psychology in 2014 scored a 5 on the AP Exam (93% passed) – Congrats Mr. Adams!
- 17 students in one content area score a 5. Highest in TFA history.
- 3 Consecutive years of 100% AP Chemistry students passing the AP Exam – Congrats Mrs. Brown!
- The only run to beat it was AP Eng. Lang from 2002-2006 – 100% for 5 consecutive years.
- 2014 saw a 45% increase of 5s scored by TFA students for all AP Exams over 2013.
- There were 454 AP Exams taken in 2014 (there were only 400 students enrolled in Upper School). This is a 26% increase from 2013.
- 12% of All AP Exams taken by TFA students earned a score of 5!
- The percentage of TFA students scoring a 5 on AP Tests increased from the previous year in 5 of the last 7 years.
- TFA students passing their AP Tests in 2014 increased 3% over 2013.
- 12% of all students taking AP Exams in 2014 scored a 5.
- Math scores increased in ALL THREE AP Math Exams offered from the previous year! – Congrats Math Team!
- There were more 5s scored on 2014 AP Exams than in any other time in TFA history.
- This was the first year that AP Environmental was offered at TFA: 67% passed (with 4-4s, 1-5). – Congrats Mrs. Leslie!
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