SPRINGFIELD, Ill.– Officials say 11 Illinois school districts have been honored for improving access to Advanced Placement courses and making gains on their exams. The Illinois districts are among 250 nationwide named to the College Board’s Honor Roll.
The recognized districts include Barrington, Edwardsville, O’Fallon, and St. Charles. State education officials say the districts improved access among groups that are historically underrepresented, including students of color. At the same time, they either maintained or improved the percentage of students who earned scores of 3 or higher on Advanced Placement exams, which can earn college credit for students.