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Advanced Placement. Your Presenter. Iona Leriou ☺ Teacher of 28 years Grade 6 - Graduate School ☺NMPED - School Improvement, Title 1, CTE & Workforce Education, Next Step Plan, Gifted Education, AP/Pre-AP Education, and HS Redesign ☺Examiner in History for the

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your presenter
Your Presenter

Iona Leriou

☺Teacher of 28 years Grade 6 - Graduate School

☺NMPED - School Improvement, Title 1, CTE & Workforce Education, Next Step Plan, Gifted Education, AP/Pre-AP Education, and HS Redesign

☺Examiner in History for the

International Baccalaureate Organization

our goals today
Our Goals Today
  • Appreciate the Big Picture & Linkages
  • Understand the Rationale for HS Redesign
  • Learn About the State Initiatives in AP
  • Understand What AP Data Tell Us
  • Understand Correlation and Alignment Between New Legislation & AP Initiatives
  • Commit to Expanding & Growing the AP
what employers students say
What Employers & Students Say

Employers—

45% of HS graduates do not have the skills to advance beyond entry-level jobs.

what employers students say1
What Employers & Students Say
  • HS Graduates Not College Enrolled—

46% agree with statement

  • Freshmen College Students—

49% agree with statement

  • $1-2 Billion annually is spent on college remedial education

Achieve Inc.

what students say
What Students Say
  • My counselor told me I couldn’t/shouldn’t do AP.
  • I wanted to take AP English but they didn’t see me as college material. We’re tagged “college-bound” and “not college-bound.”
  • No one talked to me about my future.

Achieve Inc.

what students say1
What Students Say
  • High school was a breeze. I wasn’t expected to do a whole lot.
  • If I knew how hard it was to get a good paying job, I would have worked harder.
  • To support my family, I had to go back to school!

Achieve Inc.

most high school graduates were moderately challenged
Most High School Graduates Were Moderately Challenged

All high school graduates

College students

Students who did not go to college

Source: Peter D. Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies, Rising to the Challenge: Are High School Graduates Prepared for College and Work? prepared for Achieve, Inc., 2005.

if high school had demanded more graduates would have worked harder
If High School HadDemanded More, Graduates Would HaveWorked Harder

82%

  • Would have

worked harder

80%

  • Strongly feel

would have worked harder

  • Wouldn’t have worked harder

High school graduates who did not go to college

High school graduates who went to college

Source: Peter D. Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies, Rising to the Challenge: Are High School Graduates Prepared for College and Work? prepared for Achieve, Inc., 2005.

majority of graduates would have taken harder courses
Majority of Graduates Would Have Taken Harder Courses

Knowing what you know today about the expectations of college/work …

Would have taken more challenging courses in at least one area

Math

Science

English

Would have taken more challenging courses in:

Source: Peter D. Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies, Rising to the Challenge: Are High School Graduates Prepared for College and Work? prepared for Achieve, Inc., 2005.

2007 high school redesign legislation
2007 High School Redesign Legislation
  • Rigorous Graduation Requirements (24 credits)
  • Additional Math, Foreign Language
  • AP, Distance Learning, Dual Credit, Honors
  • New Assessments (HS/College/Workforce Readiness)
state advanced placement initiatives
State Advanced PlacementInitiatives
  • PSAT/NMSQT Early Participation
    • 10th Graders in 13 Pilot Sites
  • Test Fee Reduction
  • Professional Development Workshops
    • Administrators, Coordinators & Counselors
    • Pre-AP & AP Strategies, & Vertical Teams
    • Subjects, Course Audits, & Data Collection
    • Regional Summer Institutes & National Conferences
  • Apex & Aventa AP Online Courses
2006 07 psat nmsqt early participation expansion
2006-07 PSAT/NMSQT Early Participation Expansion

(APS, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Santa Fe, Farmington, Taos, Los Lunas, Gadsden, Bernalillo, Deming, Gallup, Socorro, Portales)

the scores
The Scores
  • New Mexico shows high AP Potential
  • 9% of New Mexico’s HS Graduates scored 3-5: .5% increase from 2005
  • 14.8% of the nation’s HS Graduates scored 3-5: .7% increase from 2005

College Board ’07

2006 07 ethnic minority participation in ap exam college remediation
2006-07 Ethnic Minority Participationin AP Exam& College Remediation

College Board ’07 & NM Office of Education Accountability ’07

the facts
The Facts
  • 49% of all HS graduates in New Mexico take a remedial literacy and/or numeracy course in college.
  • The AP Test Fee Reduction & PSAT/NMSQT Early Participation Programs both seek to increase ethnic minority participation in Advanced Placement.
the good news
The Good News
  • NM ranked 2nd by Fordham Foundation for education reform in 2006
  • NM ranked in the top 12 for high standards by USDOE in 2007
  • NM Science standards earned an “A”
  • NM Math standards earned a “B”
  • Decline of students prepared for college has bottomed out and is swinging upward
  • 2007 HS Redesign legislation that aligns high school to college rigor positions New Mexico for further improvement

NM PED Press Release on 2007Ready for College Report - Office of Education Accountability

more good news
More Good News

This report provides evidence that New Mexico is making progress in aligning the expectations we have for high school students and the expectations we have for college students.

- Dr. Peter Winograd

NM PED Press Release on 2007Ready for College Report - Office of Education Accountability

implications for advanced placement
Implications For Advanced Placement

Expand:

  • AP Professional Development for instructors, counselors, and administrators
  • PSAT/NMSQTparticipation in the 10th Grade to identify AP Potential
  • Advisement relative to AP courses for all students with targeted focus on Ethnic Minorities
  • Participation in AP online courses
  • Pre-AP and AP Vertical Teaming and Planning
  • Pre-AP and AP Course Audits
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So. . .

Take advantage of the statewide Advanced Placement initiatives and grow this program in your districts and schools!

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Actions

Visioning & Implementation

old reality what we want new reality

Ability Model Effort Model

All Students Can

All Teachers Can

A World-Class Education

2-4 years Postsecondary for All

Continuous Improvement Cycle – PDSA

helpful websites
Helpful Websites
  • www.achieve.com
  • www.collegeboard.com
  • www.apcentral.collegeboard.com
  • www.apexlearning.com
  • www.aventalearning.com
  • www.ped.state.nm.us

(go to Humanities Bureau)

  • http://education.nmdfa.state.nm.us (Office of Education Accountability)
contact information
Contact Information

Iona Leriou

High School Redesign

AP/Pre-AP, Gifted, Next Step Plan

Humanities Bureau

NM Public Education Department

iona.leriou@state.nm.us

505-827-8489