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2016-2017 IOAPA HS Courses

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OUTCOMES AND ADVICE FOR
IOAPA SUCCESS
IN HIGH SCHOOL COURSES
IN 2016-2017...
IOAPA offered free AP courses in biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, English language, English literature, macroeconomics, microeconomics, psychology, Spanish language, statistics, US government, and US history to students who cannot otherwise access them at school.
570
9th-12th grade
semester enrollments
resulted in an average grade of
84%
Overall Outcomes
Average Grades By Course
Enrollment By Grade Level
High school students earned a 'B' average across all IOAPA courses, which demonstrates above-average performance in college level courses. This performance indicates that IOAPA students continue to achieve at a high level, as we would expect, but that they are being appropriately challenged by the material, because they are not earning easy 'A's.
B
Definitions
Quality of Work
Tells you how well students did on the work they completed. This is used as a measure of content knowledge - were students earning high scores on their assignments?
On-Schedule Rate
Tells you the amount of overdue work relative to the amount of work due. This is used as an indicator of pacing - were students keeping up with course deadlines?
Participation Score
Tells you the points earned on daily activities (excluding long-term assignments, quizzes, and tests). This is used as an indicator of both knowledge and pacing for computer science courses.
Passing Rate
Number of students who passed the course divided by number of students who completed it.
Completion Rate
Number of students who completed the course divided by number of students who enrolled.
Performance Metrics
Breakdown By Course
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Calculus
AP Macroeconomics
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
AP Psychology
AP Microeconomics
AP Statistics
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP US Government
AP US History
Overall, students were successful in completing quality work and turning it in on time, but many students did not complete all possible assignments. Performance varied by grade - the average final grade for all students was 79%, but 12th graders earned an average grade of 90.6%
This course had one of the lowest completion rates. Pacing did not appear to be an issue, with a 95% on-schedule rate, but quality of work was lower (76.4%) and the average overall grade was 76.1%.
Every student who enrolled in this course completed at least one semester. Only 11th and 12th graders enrolled in this course, and 12th graders earned slightly higher grades on average. The average final grade across grade levels was 79%.
Students were extremely successful with both pacing and quality of work in this course, earning an average grade of 87%. This course seems to be appropriate for bright students at all grade levels with interest in language arts.
Performance in this course was consistently strong across grade levels, though no 9th graders enrolled. The average on-schedule rate was 98%, an the average overall grade was 86.2%.
This course seemed to be slightly more difficult for students, with an average overall grade of 80% and a pass rate of 73.5%. As with many other courses, the on-schedule rate was strong (91.8%) while quality of work was lower (85.2%).
Few underclassmen enrolled in this course, but those who did outperformed older students. 92% of students who completed the course passed it. Students earned an average final grade of 85.6%.
Every student who completed this course passed it - Wow! Students earned an average grade of 93%, and the on-schedule rate was 99.9%. This seems to be a manageable course for 11th and 12th graders seeking additional math courses.
This course had low completion and passing rates, at 65.2% and 73.3% respectively. Students who passed the course earned an average grade of 86.7%. Only 12th grade students enrolled in this course.
Students averaged a grade of 87.1%, and 94.7% of students who completed the course passed it. A small number of 9th grade students enrolled in the course and their performance was inconsistent, which underscores the importance of effective identification.
Students kept up with the pace of this course well (94% on-schedule rate), and performance was fairly consistent across grade levels. 82% of students earned a final grade of 78% or higher.
88% of students who enrolled in the course completed it, and 9th graders outperformed older students in this course. The average on-schedule rate across grade levels was 93%, while the overall grade was 80.5%.
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AP Computer Science A
Students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades enrolled in this course, and 83% completed it.
Past Mentors Say:
Use supplemental written materials provided by Edhesive. Check in with students frequently. Ensure that students are aware of open-ended and independent nature of course work. Use the Teacher Forum for content help.
AP Computer Science Principles
This course had one of the lowest completion rates of all IOAPA classes at 47.8%. Of those who completed it, 72.7% passed. Students averaged a final grade of 79.4%, with scores ranging from 38% to 96%. This year, we've updated our registration process to better inform mentors of the time/expertise needed.
Computer Science Courses
The average overall grade was 77.5%, and the average participation score was 83.9%.
Advice for Mentors
Dedicate sufficient time in your schedule to understand content and support students Plan to facilitate the course on your own, using Edhesive materials to guide study Become familiar with project-based learning and essential knowledge for the AP Exam
Recommended for:
Students with some coding knowledge who are comfortable with project-based learning and working in groups.
Mentors with sufficient content knowledge and willingness to independently teach a CS course
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