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More Idaho high school students taking, passing AP exams

More Idaho high school students are taking Advanced Placement exams and scoring high enough to earn college credit, the College Board and the state Department of Education announced today. In 2012, 18.4 percent of Idaho’s public high school graduates had taken at least one AP exam, up from 15.3 percent in 2007 and 11.3 percent in 2002. For the same 2012 graduating class, 12.3 percent had scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam, qualifying for college credit; the comparable figure in 2007 was 9.8 percent and in 2002, 7.3 percent.

Among Idaho’s public high school graduating class of 2012, 3,150 students had taken an AP exam, and 2,115 had scored a 3 or higher.


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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