- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - State education officials say more Wisconsin high school graduates are taking Advanced Placement exams and earning scores high enough for college credit.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s annual report on AP exam participation shows 34 percent of graduating seniors in 2014 took at least one exam. That’s up from 19 percent of graduates a decade ago.

Twenty-four percent of those taking the exam from the 2014 graduating class earned at least a 3 on a 1 through 5 ranking. Colleges usually accept AP exam scores of 3 or higher for credit. In 2004, 13 percent of test-takers earned a 3 or better.

The Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1BLRnsh ) reports the overall exam participation rate in Wisconsin is 33.6 percent, slightly below the national average of 35.7 percent.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

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