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Advanced Placement participation and scores increase in Texas

The Texas Education Agency posted a press release on Oct 9th regarding participation in Advance Placement classes and tests .

Data shared included:

•  Last school year, 194,391 Texas public school students took 350,766 AP exams, and earned scores of three, four or five on 162,959 exams.

•  College Board officials estimate that if the 34,564 students who received a five on an AP exam enrolled in one of the state’s two flagship universities and were awarded course credit, they would save $36.7 million to $42.9 million in tuition costs alone.

•  Since 2009, the number of AP exams taken by Texans increased by 81,412 exams or 30.2 percent. During that same period, scores of three, four or five increased by 30.1 percent.

The posting at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/news_release.aspx?id=2147509430 also included a data chart if you are interested in more details.

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