Report: Participation in Advanced Placement increases

02/21/2013 | InsideHigherEd.com

Students' scores on Advanced Placement exams rose in 2012, as did the number of students taking the exams, according to data released Wednesday by the College Board. The report finds that 32.4% of high-school graduates -- or 954,070 students -- took AP tests last year -- an increase from 18% who did so in 2002. However, the report also found that a large number of students considered likely to succeed in AP classes do not take the exams, particularly students who are "traditionally underserved" minorities or from low-income families.

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