CT Students stand out in Advanced Placement Test

(HARTFORD, CT)—Connecticut leads the nation in growth on participation and student performance on Advanced Placement (AP) exams during the last decade. The state is ranked second nationwide both for the largest percentage of 2013 high school graduates succeeding on at least one AP exam and for the highest percentage of exams receiving a top score.
That’s according to the College Board’s 10th Annual AP Report to the Nation, released today, which shows the percentage of Connecticut’s graduating classes scoring 3 or higher on an AP exam increased 13.2 points from 2003 to 2013, the largest increase in the nation. In other words, Connecticut ranks first for improvement in the country.
Regarding the percentage of students succeeding on at least one AP exam, the state ranked second only to Maryland in 2013, with 28.8 percent of students scoring 3 or better—up from sixth-place in last year’s report. Connecticut also comes in second only to New Jersey with 22.1 percent of exams receiving the top score of 5 in 2013.

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