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Glossary-2018 Report

This glossary defines key terms shown on the school, district, county, and state level 2018 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.

An AP report is provided for all California public schools with an enrollment equal to or greater than 15 students. The report will display the following:

  1. Scores if 15 or more students took the AP exam

  2. An asterisks (*) to preserve student anonymity if at least one student, but less than 15 students, took the AP exam

  3. An N/A if zeros students took the AP exam, but had a grade twelve enrollment equal to or greater than 15

Schools with reports 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 2017. (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 2017. (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: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
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