Glossary-2020 AP ReportThis glossary defines key terms shown on the school, district, county, and state level 2020 AP Report.
The California Department of Education (CDE) has a data agreement with the College Board that allows the CDE to match AP test takers to their CDE Statewide Student Identifiers (SSID) and 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.
Starting with the 2019 AP reports, demographic data is available in the downloadable AP file.
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:
- Scores if 15 or more students took the AP exam
- An asterisks (*) to preserve student anonymity if at least one student, but less than 15 students, took the AP exam
- An N/A if zeros students took the AP exam, and the entity had a grade twelve enrollment equal to or greater than 15
School types that receive a report are high, middle, K-12, opportunity, and alternative. Adult education schools and Regional Occupational Centers and Programs 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. Additionally, students who could not be matched to a school were excluded from the school, district, and county levels and rolled up to the state level.
AP scores range from 1 to 5 points—a score of 3 or above is passing.
The terms described below are listed in the order in which they appear in the table.
Name of county, district, or school.
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 the Census Day in October 2, 2019.
Enrollment is based on the number of students enrolled in grade twelve, as reported by LEAs in CALPADS as of the Census Day in October 2, 2019. (Note: The enrollment does not include "ungraded" students.)
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.)
The number of students with an AP exam score of 1.
The number of students with an AP exam score of 2
The number of students with an AP exam score of 3.
The number of students with an AP exam score of 4.
The number of students with an AP exam score of 5.
Downloadable 2020 AP File
The 2020 AP downloadable file includes demographic information for students who were matched to a CDE SSID. The CDE also matches students with AP exam scores to their CALPADS demographic information. Students who are not matched to a CALPADS record are included only in the state-level reporting.