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October 11, 2012

MWISD says AP testing, scores rising

District reports percentage of high-end scores exceed state, national averages

By LIBBY CLUETT | lcluett@mineralwellsindex.com

Mineral Wells ISD trustees heard some good news at Tuesday’s meeting from Patrice Trickey, director of gifted and talented programs, who reported marked improvement in students’ advanced-placement, or AP, test scores.

Despite the state’s cutting back on contributing $30 toward the $87 test cost, for those who are not considered Title 1 – at risk and economically disadvantaged – students, Trickey said the number of Mineral Wells High School students taking the test is rising gradually. In addition, she said, “Student performance on the 2012 test rose dramatically.”

On AP tests, students can receive a score from zero to five. Trickey said that making a three or better qualifies the student for possible college credit, depending on the school they plan to attend.

For the 2012 AP testing season, she said 32 students took a total of 54 tests, with 63 percent of them scoring three or better.

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