Perkiomen Valley School District Annual Report 2016-17 Annual Report 2016-17 - Page 8
Indicators of Academic Achievement
AP Equity & Excellence
Score Remains Steady
Perkiomen Valley High School students are provided with the opportunity to take Advanced Placement ( AP ) courses and earn college credit upon attaining successful scores on related AP exams . Exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5 , and many colleges and universities will award credits , advanced placement , or both , to students who score a 3 or above . Our high school offered 21 AP courses in the 2016-17 school year . The chart at right shows the percentage of graduating seniors who took at least one AP course and scored a 3 or better on the exam - this is known as the AP Equity and Excellence score . Our goal is to have every graduate score a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam as a way to demonstrate college readiness . Last year , 52.6 percent of our graduates scored a 3 or higher . This number has been steadily increasing over the last three years , so progress is being made toward this goal .
52.4 % of graduating seniors took an AP exam and received a score of 3 or higher
Overall , in 2017 , 594 high school students took an AP exam . Of this group , 87.5 percent scored a 3 or better . State-wide , only 67.1 percent scored a 3 or better .
PV Outperforms State / National Averages on SAT , ACT
The SAT is the nation ’ s most widely referenced admissions test among colleges and universities . It assesses students ’ knowledge of subjects necessary for college success : reading , writing and mathematics . The SAT is taken by students during their junior and / or senior years . The College Board reported that approximately 1.83 million students took the SAT in 2017 . Approximately 79 percent of PV ’ s graduating seniors took the SAT .
The number of students taking the ACT , which is another national college admissions test , is on the rise . In 2016 , 180 students took the test . Last year , that number increased to 190 . State-wide , last year , 30,987 students took the ACT . The ACT includes the four subject areas of English , math , science and reading , and its results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U . S . The highest possible score on the ACT is 36 .
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