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Muli, Juliana; McMillen, Brad – Wake County Public School System, 2014
Students in Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS) continue to score well on AP exams with an increased percentage of students enrolling in the courses. As in past years, in 2013 the district had higher average AP exam scores compared to the state and the nation. WCPSS had 76.6% of scores 3 or higher in 2013 (qualified and above). Again in both 2012…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement, Benchmarking, Advanced Placement Programs
Muli, Juliana; Gilleland, Kevin; McMillen, Brad – Wake County Public School System, 2014
As the ACT has become part of North Carolina's mandatory testing program, SAT participation in Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) and North Carolina has declined in recent years. However, SAT performance in WCPSS remains high compared to state and national averages. In 2012-13, students in WCPSS continued to score 50-60 points higher on the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Testing Programs, Public Schools, School Districts
Gilleland, Kevin; Muli, Juliana – Wake County Public School System, 2014
The SAT is a national college entrance examination offered by the College Board and consists of three parts: Mathematics, Critical Reading, and Writing. The top score for each part is 800, for a total possible score of 2400. Colleges use SAT scores, in conjunction with other tools, to measure students' potential for success at the postsecondary…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Aptitude Tests, College Readiness, Benchmarking
Muli, Juliana; Gilleland, Kevin – Wake County Public School System, 2013
Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) students continue to fare well on the SAT test compared to students in the state and nation. While there was a slight decline in the overall average score in 2012 compared to the previous year, the scores continue a trend of measurable improvement over time. In addition, most major ethnic groups continue to…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
Gilleland, Kevin – Wake County Public School System, 2012
One method of delivering college-level coursework to high school students is through the Advanced Placement (AP) program. Many colleges and universities provide credit to students who earn a qualifying score on any of the 34 available AP exams offered by the College Board. All qualified comprehensive high schools in the Wake County Public School…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, School Districts, High School Students, Scores
Holdzkom, David; Gilleland, Kevin – Wake County Public School System, 2010
Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) students continue to fare well on the SAT test as compared with students in the state and nation. While there was a decline in average test scores in 2009-10 as compared with the prior year, the posted scores continue a trend of measurable improvement over time. Over the past 20 years, the average SAT…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Counties, College Entrance Examinations, Scores
Holdzkom, David – Wake County Public School System, 2010
The University of North Carolina System (UNC) annually reports statistics related to characteristics of freshmen classes from each high school and district in the state. Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) graduates were more successful at gaining admission and making academic progress at the member institutions of the UNC system than was…
Descriptors: State Colleges, College Freshmen, Public Schools, High School Graduates