Georgia ranks 15th in the nation for the percentage of students passing Advanced Placement (AP) exams, according to data released today by the College Board.
Georgia’s percentage of students scoring 3 or higher increased this year, with 23 percent of the class of 2017 scoring 3 or higher on at least one AP exam during high school – compared to 22.4 percent last year, and 22.8 percent nationally. Georgia is one of just 16 states to exceed the national average.
“We continue to hear loud and clear from Georgians that they have an expectation of opportunity for their students,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “These results show us yet again that it pays off for students when they have opportunities like AP. I commend every student and educator whose hard work has made Georgia’s stellar AP program what it is.”
Participation also increased, rising from 40.3 percent in 2016 to 41.7 percent in 2017. This is the 12th-highest AP participation rate in the nation.
Georgia's School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio