Today, our superintendent announced how well students in our county performed on last year's AP exams compared to the rest of the state and nation. The results? Quite good.
Perhaps even more interesting is that, according to the meeting I attended yesterday, 3/4 of our high school juniors and seniors will enroll in an AP English course. Of those, the majority will earn at least a 3 on the AP test. Is this a reason to celebrate? Yes. And it is a reason to continue to stress higher level thinking and analysis skills in the middle grades? You betcha.