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In mid-November, State education officials announced that 46 Massachusetts public school districts, including Franklin Public Schools, were named to the College Board's 2012 AP District Honor Roll for expanding access to Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum and maintaining or improving the percent of students scoring 3 or higher.
According to the College Board, more school districts from Massachusetts earned a spot on the honor roll than any other state in the nation. A total of 539 districts across the U.S. and Canada were selected for the 3rd annual AP Honor Roll.
The College Board bases inclusion on the AP District Honor Roll according to the following criteria:
1. Increased access to AP courses by at least 4% in large districts, 6% in medium districts or 11% in small districts
2. The percentage of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students taking AP exams must not have decreased more than 5% for large and medium districts and 10% for small districts.
3. Performance levels were maintained or improved when comparing the percentage of exams scoring 3 or higher from 2010 to 2012.
For additional information on AP, visit the College Board's website at

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