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Gains in Rigorous Course-Taking

Improving access to rigorous course-taking has been a priority of the Road Map Project since its inception. Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge course content is aligned to college standards, and these programs help prepare students for the rigor of postsecondary education. This is an area of great gains across ethnicities. Opportunity gaps continue to close between underrepresented students of color and White and Asian students. The percentage of graduating seniors taking AP, IB or Cambridge courses rose 5 percentage points from 59% to 64% in the last year. Black students saw the largest gains with a 9 percentage point increase.

 

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167 different primary languages are spoken in the Road Map region.

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Rigorous Courses: AP, IB and Cambridge course content is aligned to college standards, and new data show gains across ethnicities.

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