- Associated Press - Monday, August 8, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The number of Louisiana high school students who did well enough on Advanced Placement exams to qualify for college credit increased by 11 percent this year.

Louisiana’s education department said in a Monday news release that 8,548 students earned qualifying scores of 3, 4 or 5 on Advanced Placement tests in 2016. That’s up from 7,703 in 2015.

The department said the increase was attributable to an increased number of students taking the tests and growth in the percentage of test-takers achieving qualifying scores. That number rose from under 32 percent last year to more than 33 percent this year.

Students earning credit through another test, the College-Level Examination Program, rose from 25 in 2014, when only 41 students took the exam, to 2,630 this year, when 6,053 took it.




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