WALB | Data released today by the College Board shows that the percentage of Georgia graduates scoring 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam during high school increased again this year, even as participation in the exams increased.
Georgia ranks sixteenth in the nation for highest AP pass rates, with 22.4 percent of the class of 2016 scoring 3 or higher on at least one AP exam during high school.
Only 17 states exceed the national average.
"Georgia’s class of 2016 recorded an excellent performance on their Advanced Placement exams, and Georgia’s teachers and schools continued to expand access to this valuable program to more students. That’s great news for students and families," State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. "The AP program allows us to expand access to high-quality, relevant coursework for Georgia’s students. I’m pleased to see that access expanding to more students, and proud that Georgia remains among the top tier for AP performance in the United States."
The percentage of Georgia graduates scoring 3 or higher on an AP exam rose by 0.8 percentage points from 2015 to 2016. The percentage of graduates taking at least one AP exam rose from 40.1 percent in 2015 to 40.3 percent in 2016 – one of the highest participation rates in the nation.
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Percentage of students taking and passing AP exams increases again: http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/PressReleaseDetails.aspx?PressView=default&pid=508
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