Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

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November 18, 2013

Kids paid to pass AP tests

Program aims for more in Advanced Placement classes.

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The gains for minority students were even greater.

Minority students in the cohort increased their scores by 119 percent. Indiana as a whole saw a 14.3 percent jump, according to information from the National Math and Science Initiative.

“Significant gains prove that students, when provided the opportunity and support, can close the achievement gap and keep up with their peers in becoming STEM-literate and workforce- or college-ready,” information from the National Math and Science Initiative states.

Teachers and administrators at Kokomo High School are confident they will start seeing more students enrolling in AP classes. They also believe AP test scores will rise, too.

“We’re hopeful we’re going to set the bar for cohort two,” Faurote said.

Lindsey Ziliak, Tribune Life & Style editor, can be reached at 765-454-8585 or at lindsey.ziliak@kokomotribune.com

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