- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina (Fah-REEN’-yah) says the number of city students taking and passing Advanced Placement tests went up last June compared with 2013.

According to figures released by the College Board, 39,025 city public school students took at least one AP test during the 2013-2014 school year. That’s an increase of 9.5 percent over the previous school year.

The number of students who passed an AP test rose 9.6 percent, from 19,541 to 21,419.

Additionally, Farina said Wednesday that SAT scores inched up last year.

On the SATs, the average critical reading score for New York City seniors increased four points from 437 to 441 while the average writing score increased three points from 433 to 436. The average math score remained unchanged at 463.

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