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Report: More Ky. students taking AP courses, but state below average in exam scores
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 3:31 AM EST
A new report shows over the last decade more students are taking Advanced Placement courses in Kentucky.
A 3, 4, or 5 are the scores typically accepted by colleges for credit and placement.
Over the past decade, the report said the number of students who graduate from high school having taken rigorous AP courses, like world history and physics, has nearly doubled.
The report also showed the improvement states have made over the last decade in students scoring a 3 or higher on an AP exam. Kentucky jumped from 7 percent in 2003 to 16.3 last year.