State posts record AP test scores
Alabama leads the nation in improved student performance on Advanced Placement tests.
In a report released by the College Board, which administers AP tests nationally, Alabama showed the greatest percentage increase in the number of students scoring a passing grade on AP tests at 17.7 percent. Alabama also showed major improvements in the total number of students taking AP tests as well as minority student participation and performance on AP tests.
State Superintendent Joe Morton said Alabama’s substantial gains in participation and performance result in part from every high school now being able to offer students at least 14 Advanced Placement courses thanks to ACCESS Distance Learning and other innovative Alabama education initiatives.
Since 2009 the number of AP Exam takers in Alabama’s public schools has increased 18.1 percent, as compared to a 9.5 percent increase nationwide.