Increasing AP scores is goal for superintendent

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.