Nationally, some 954,000 high school graduates took AP exams in 2012, a 30 percent increase from the class of 2011. More than 573,000 high school graduates scored 3 or better, or 18 percent more than the previous year.
The AP program offers college-level content and examinations to high school students. AP courses are offered in 34 subjects nationally, and the accompanying end of course exams are scored on a scale of one to five. The College Board, which administers the tests, labels scores of 3 and above as being worthy of college-credit. Hawaii’s public school students took AP exams in 30 of the 34 offered subjects with English Language and Composition being the most popular test. English Literature and Composition, Psychology, Calculus AB and United States History were the next most popular exams, respectively.
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Hawaii-specific information can be found here:
Donalyn Dela Cruz
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