More state students are taking, passing AP exams | School brief

Feb 26, 2014

More Washington students are passing the Advanced Placement (AP) exams, according to a recent report.

That means more students are better prepared for college, said State Superintendent Randy Dorn.

The College Board’s 10th annual AP Report to the Nation shows that 21,583 Washington high school students took at least one AP exam, or more than 34 percent of graduates in the class of 2013.

That number represents an increase of 4.9 percent compared with the number taking the exams in 2012.

As participation increased, so did the number of students passing the exams with a score of 3 or higher, which is the level generally needed to qualify them to receive college credit.

In 2013, nearly 21 percent of the state’s graduating seniors scored a 3 or above. In 2012, that number was 20 percent.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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