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  1. Advanced Placement

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. What Employers & Students Say Employers— 45% of HS graduates do not have the skills to advance beyond entry-level jobs.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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)

  12. 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

  13. AP Data2006-07 PSAT/NMSQT

  14. 2006-07 PSAT/NMSQT Early Participation Expansion (APS, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Santa Fe, Farmington, Taos, Los Lunas, Gadsden, Bernalillo, Deming, Gallup, Socorro, Portales)

  15. 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

  16. 2006-07 Ethnic Minority Participationin AP Exam& College Remediation College Board ’07 & NM Office of Education Accountability ’07

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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

  22. 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

  23. 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)

  24. 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