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More Montana Students Taking AP Exams

Beartooth NBC (02/10/14)

Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau has announced that the number of seniors taking Advanced Placement tests rose 38 percent between 2003 and 2013. The number of students demonstrating college-level mastery with scores between 3 and 5 on an AP exam climbed 56 percent over the same period, according to a report from the College Board. Of the graduating seniors in the 2013 class, 20.6 percent, or 1,873 students, took at least one AP exam during high school, compared to 12.7 percent, or 1,357 students, in the class of 2003. "While we can celebrate the successes of increasing participation in AP courses, we need to continue to encourage more teachers to become AP teachers and recruit additional students to take AP courses in their schools or through the Montana Digital Academy. Thousands of Montana students are ready to take rigorous AP courses, and we need to take the next step by expanding AP opportunities for all students who are ready for the challenge," Juneau said.
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