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AP: More takers and more fails

At the annual College Board news conference, statistics were presented on who is taking AP exams (all types, not just CS) and how the percentage of passing scores is decreasing.

AP Program, 2001-2009

2001 vs. 2009

Percentage of public high school graduating class who took at least one AP course 17% vs. 26%

Number who earned a 1 or 2 (non-passing) 421,013 vs. 1,004,715

Number who earned a 3, 4 or 5 (passing) 653,376 vs. 1,307,287

Passing rate 60.8% vs. 56.5%

via News: AP: More Pass and More Fail – Inside Higher Ed.

February 13, 2010 at 11:51 am 1 comment


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