The scores high school students received on Advanced Placement exams last school year have been released, and Superintendent Laura Hammack thinks Brown County can do better.
Exams are scored using a five-point scale, with five being the highest score.
Of students who took AP tests last year, 1 percent scored a five, 10 percent scored a four, 30 percent scored a three and 35 percent scored a two.
Colleges and universities are likely to accept scores of three, four or five for college credit, Hammack said.
Scoring a three means a student is qualified to take a college-level course in that area.
A student who scores a one or a two on an AP exam is not likely to be successful in a college-level course at that time, Hammack said.
“I feel like with a real concerted focus and increased alignment of our AP content we could boost those kids up to a three. I think that’s a really important goal,” Hammack said.
She also wants to investigate why more students take certain AP courses at the high school level over other AP options.