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Glossary-2017 AP Report

This glossary defines key terms shown on the school, district, county, and state level 2017 AP Report

Background

The California Department of Education (CDE) has a data agreement with the College Board that allows the CDE to match AP test takers to California public schools in order to produce an AP report for each school and district. As with previous reports, these results are aggregated to produce school, district, county, and state-level reports.

The AP Report includes only California public schools that had either:

  1. At least one student who took the AP exam. (Note: To preserve student anonymity, scores are replaced with an asterisks [*] for schools that had fewer than 15 students taking the AP.) or

  2. Zero students who took the AP exam but had a grade-ten-to-twelve enrollment greater than or equal to 15. (Note: Results for these schools are replaced with an N/A [Not Applicable]).

The schools in (1) and (2) are high, middle, K-12, opportunity, or alternative. Adult education schools do not receive a report.

Note: California Education Authority (CEA) school's AP results are not reported at the school or district levels but are rolled up to the county and state levels.

AP scores range from 1 to 5 points—a score of 3 or above is passing.

AP Report

The terms described below are listed in the order in which they appear in the table.

Name

Name of county, district, or school.

Enrollment 10—12

Enrollment is based on the number of students enrolled in grades ten, eleven, and/or twelve, as reported by LEAs in California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)  as of Fall Census Day in October 2016. (Note: The enrollment does not include “ungraded” students.)

Enrollment 12

Enrollment is based on the number of students enrolled in grade twelve, as reported by LEAs in CALPADS as of Fall Census Day in October 2016. (Note: The enrollment does not include "ungraded" students.)

Number Tested

The number of students with AP exam scores as reported by the College Board. (Note: The College Board generates the academic institution [AI] code based on the school name inputted by the student on the AP exam. The CDE uses the AI code and the school name to identify the school's County-District-School (CDS) code so that student’s AP scores can be linked to the appropriate school.)

AP Score = 1

The number of students with an AP exam score of 1.

AP Score = 2

The number of students with an AP exam score of 2

AP Score = 3

The number of students with an AP exam score of 3.

AP Score = 4

The number of students with an AP exam score of 4.

AP Score = 5

The number of students with an AP exam score of 5.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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