Growing Advanced Placement in Montgomery County, Maryland

An excerpt from “Learning in the Fast Lane”
By and 08/22/2019

The Montgomery County Public Schools expansion initiative launched swiftly. As Smith wrote his board in September 2017:

In one year, every participating high school in the district added more than one hundred low-income students and students of color to their AP/IB programs. Across the four pilot high schools, the number of students of color and low-income students in AP/IB classes increased by 40 percent. … As we move forward with this work, we intend to increase access by closing the equity gaps in ten MCPS high schools, working with EOS partners and school staff to identify approximately 1,400 underrepresented students across the ten schools by spring 2018.

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