There are more than 3,000 chapters in the organization and 344 chapters, besides Alpha Kappa, that have achieved five-star recognition.
In order to achieve five-star recognition a chapter must meet an extensive number of criteria. Ultimately, five-star status recognizes a chapter’s continued “involvement in the region and international activities and events,” according to ptk.org.
Placing among the top 100 means that Alpha Kappa has exceeded the necessary requirements of a five-star chapter. One of the outstanding achievements that put Alpha Kappa in that elite circle was winning the Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award.
She explained that education is central to Chinese culture.
Students from Hong Kong and Shanghai outscored American students in all three areas of the 2009 PISA Study.
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) was last conducted in 2009 by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The study evaluated students from thirty-four participating countries in the three critical areas of reading, math, and science.