September 24, 1997 in City

Spokane High-Schoolers Excel In Placement Exams

From Staff And Wire Reports

Spokane high school students scored above the state, regional and worldwide averages in Advanced Placement exams this year.

The tests give students a chance to earn early college credit, depending on how well they do.

Spokane’s average grade was 3.4, compared with state and global averages of 3.03 and a regional average of 3.07, said Joe Kinney, testing coordinator for Spokane School District 81.

The exams, scored on a scale of 1 to 5, are given each May. Students choose among 29 exams in 16 disciplines.

Spokane students earned their highest scores in English language/composition, with a 3.7 average. Other average scores include: European history, 3.57; English literature/composition, 3.53; biology, 3.38; U.S. history, 3.3; and calculus, 3.15.

Some students who took the tests prepared for them by taking Advanced Placement courses in Spokane high schools, Kinney said.

, DataTimes

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