Description: This measure is often used as a proxy for school quality. Residents and businesses are attracted to areas with high quality schools. While any particular metric of school quality cannot encompass the full breadth of what a school does, perceptions of school quality are important in that they drive location decisions for parents and companies.
Performance Measure: Percent of Graduates Who Passed at Least One Advanced Enrollment Course by Subgroup – measures the percent of Fairfax County high school graduates that have passed at least one AP/IB/Dual enrollment course by subgroup (economically disadvantaged, English learner, and students with disabilities).
Interpretation: A significant increase in the percent of English learners who have passed at least one AP/IB/Dual Enrollment course. All subgroups remain steady at 70%. Typically, this data may be interpreted as college readiness for students within a certain subgroup.
Source: Fairfax County Public Schools