The number of public school students taking, and succeeding, at Advanced Placement exams is growing, according to the College Board’s 8th Annual AP Report.
The recently released report states Delaware high school seniors who have taken at least one exam has grown dramatically from 877 in 2001 to 2,191 in 2011.
The AP program is made up of college-level courses and exams, which allows students to earn college credits or take advanced college courses. AP exams are on a five point scale and many colleges accept a three or higher for credit or advanced placement. Fifteen-and-a-half percent of the Delaware public school class of 2011 earned a three or higher on one or more AP exams during high school.
Governor Jack Markell said, “Our focus is on making sure students graduate college-and career-ready. Students taking and passing AP exams demonstrate that they are not only ready for the challenge, they’re capable of succeeding at college-level work.”
The Appoquinimink School Distrrict in Delaware is on the AP Honor Roll for 2012. The award recognizes the district’s success at opening AP classroom doors to a large population of students, while also helping students earn a high score on the exam.