HCPSS MPIA Request #2020-057

Requested Information
Statistics Results of AP Exams 2018 for 12 high schools in Howard County College Board sent to October last year. This statistics contains percentage of AP Exam takers who scores of 3, 4 and 5 respectively in each AP exam per high school. Like old one here: https://go.boarddocs.com/mabe/hcpssmd/Board.nsf/files/922PK564F078/$file/11%2015%202012%20School%20Part%20and%20Performance%20by%20AP%20Exam%20BR.pdf Thank you.
Date Received
Responsive Documents
An available report containing data on scores by AP exam types per high school for 2018. Under both the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which restricts access to student records, and MPIA GP § 4-313, which prevents disclosure of school district records pertaining to individual students, HCPSS must protect against the potential disclosures of personally identifiable information about students. In accordance, HCPSS follows the Maryland State Department of Education and the National Center for Education Statistics’ guidelines for protecting student privacy in public reporting and suppresses the following from responsive records (see also specific suppression techniques contained within the responsive record): populations that fall below 10; percentages that are less than or equal to 5, or greater than or equal to 95; categories directly related to specific student records; and/or information that, when combined with other publicly accessible data, can reasonably identify an individual student or reveals information from an individual student’s record. HCPSS has made substantial efforts to ensure the accuracy of this information; however, data collection and reporting is consistently subject to change. Please be mindful when comparing data as many variances can occur between reports based on date pulled, parameters used, categories included, etc.

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