TMI students score high on AP tests

Students of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas received exceptionally high scores on Advanced Placement (AP) exams taken last spring.

TMI students in grades nine through 12 took 217 AP exams in 18 subject areas, achieving qualifying (passing) scores of 3 or higher on 87 percent of the tests. Of those qualifying scores, 63 percent received scores of 4 or 5, the two highest score points. The national average pass rate for 2011 (the most recent available) was 18 percent.

“Though AP exam results are just one indication of the experience and education our students receive, they serve as proof of the outstanding quality of academics at TMI,” said Upper School Division Head Bob Ridewood.

This was the first year TMI freshman took the AP exam in Human Geography. Other subject tests administered were: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature, European History, Human Geography, Latin, Physics B, Physics C: Electricity, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, United States Government and United States History.

All TMI scores were qualifying scores for the following subjects: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science, English Literature, Latin, Physics B, both Physics C exams, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature and U.S. Government. In the most outstanding result, of 14 students who took the Spanish Language exam, 13 earned scores of 5 and one received a 4.

Next year, the school will offer three additional AP exams, AP World History, AP Environmental Science, and AP Macroeconomics.