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February 19, 2016
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Diversity Event to be Held at KSU Stark
Coming Together Stark County is offering Dialogues on Diversity - "an entertaining program that promotes dialogue and innovative understanding
around diversity and inspires honest conversations that will build a better world!" The free event is open to the public and will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, March 1 at Kent State Stark.

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Stark County's Advanced Placement Continues to Grow

Last spring, high school students across the nation took 4,343,547 Advanced Placement (AP) tests in the hope of scoring a three or above - the level at which most colleges will grant credit. Overall, 57.4% of all tests met this goal.[1]

In Stark County, students accounted for 3,886 of those tests with over 60% scoring at three and above. The results underscore the continued growth of AP in the county. At the same time as enrollment in dual credit courses increased, last year saw more than 300 additional students participating in AP compared to 2010. Additionally, all 17 Stark County districts offer AP courses.

Unlike dual credit where college credit is awarded in high school on successful course completion, AP credit is granted upon enrollment at participating colleges and universities. The amount of credit granted sometimes varies by institution based on the student's test subject and whether they scored a three, four, or five. For instance, a score of three in Chinese Language and Culture could result in between six and ten semester hours at various institutions. The Ohio Department of Higher Education has published AP Course Alignment Recommendations.[2]

[2] ORC 3333.163 Standards for college credit based on Advanced Placement test scores see:
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