Governor Markell highlights ongoing progress towards preparing Delaware students for the new economy, including that more Delaware high school students are taking and passing college-level Advanced Placement tests.
The percentage of Delaware’s public high school graduates taking and passing college-level Advanced Placement classes rose considerably in recent years, according to new data from the College Board.
Nearly 400 educators packed a large auditorium at Dover Downs to showcase how they are engaging their students more deeply in learning, using techniques and strategies they picked up by participating in the Department of Education’s rigorous, year-long professional learning experience called Common Ground.
With the support of grants announced by Governor Markell, 15 Delaware high schools, spread across the state, will launch intensive programs in the fall to prepare students to excel in key fields that offer good job opportunities in the new economy.
Four institutions of higher education in Delaware—the University of Delaware, Delaware Technical Community College, Delaware State University and Wilmington University—all have said students’ scores on the state’s new 11th grade Smarter Assessments are a good measure of college readiness and will be accepted in lieu of a separate placement test, Gov. Jack Markell announced.
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