Mass Insight Recognized for Success in Advanced Placement Exams

NEC member Mass Insight Education and Research has been recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for its work with schools throughout Massachusetts.

In February 2018, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced that, for the second year in a row, Massachusetts is the top state in the nation in Advanced Placement success. This is measured by the percentage of the graduating class that scored a 3 or higher out of a possible 5 on an Advanced Placement exam, as reported by the College Board. Massachusetts’ class of 2017 saw 45.9% of students take at least one AP exam and 32.1% scoring a 3 or higher.

Massachusetts has also seen growth in the success of low-income, black, and Hispanic students. Over the past 10 years, Advanced Placement participation rates and success rates from these groups have risen significantly. This has been credited to earlier interventions within schools, like Mass Insight Education’s Advanced Placement STEM and English coursework, which bring college-level academics to more students.

“Mass Insight Education and Research is proud to partner with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the teachers and students in our 78 partner high schools across the Commonwealth in keeping Massachusetts on top,” said president and CEO of Mass Insight Education and Research Dr. Susan F. Lusi. “The work in the classroom, at our Saturday study sessions and during our summer institute for AP teachers is definitely paying off. Once again, our students lead the nation in succeeding in rigorous AP courses.”

The New England Council commends Mass Insight’s commitment to education throughout the state of Massachusetts. Read more in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s press release and in The Boston Globe.

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