Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Advanced Placement Test Participation & Opportunity in North Carolina

2014 Advanced Placement Test Data for North Carolina:
  • 23.4% of North Carolina public school 11th and 12th grade students took at least one Advanced Placement exam in May 2014.  The nation figure was 21.9%.
  • NC ranked 16th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the percentage of 11th/12th grade students taking at least one Advanced Placement exam.
  • North Carolina ranks 14th in the nation on the percentage of public high school students scoring a Level 3 or higher on AP exams.
  • Hispanic student participation increased in 2014 by 32.1%.  Black students posted a participation rate increase of 26.8%.  Participation also increased for White, Asian, and American Indian subgroups.
Data was taken from

The following information should result an even larger increase in participation:
From the NCASA School Law Symposium, as shared by DPI:

North Carolina public high school students need to take advantage of this opportunity.

Thank you for reading,


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