Advanced Placement Participation on the Rise

A newly-released report by The College Board shows that student AP participation has risen considerably.

In top-performing states, nearly 30 percent of high school seniors in the class of 2013 passed at least one AP exam. Those high performers include Maryland, Connecticut, Virginia, Massachusetts, Florida and California. At the other end of the scale, just 4 percent of high-school seniors in Mississippi passed an AP exam last year. Other low performing states include Louisiana, North Dakota, West Virginia, Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming and Tennessee. The most popular tests include English language, English literature, psychology and U.S. History. Among the more popular exams, those with the highest pass rates include Calculus BC, psychology and Spanish language.

Read more: The College Board

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