CHARLESTON (AP) — More high school students in West
Virginia are taking Advanced Placement examinations to earn college
But the College Board's annual AP report ranks the state 46th for the number of students who pass the tests.
annual report released Wednesday by the board says only 9.8 percent of
2012 graduates in West Virginia earned a score of 3 or higher on at
least one AP exam. The national average is 19.5 percent.
3,700 West Virginia students took the AP tests in 2010, up from about
1,800 in 2002. The number of students succeeding on the exams rose from
886 to 1,631 during the same period.
Center for Professional
Development CEO Dixie Billheimer tells media outlets that her department
is working on expanding access to AP courses.
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