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Tallahassee, Fla., February 13, 2020 – The College Board has announced that Florida leads the nation with the highest percentage of the class of 2019 graduates who took an Advanced Placement (AP) exam while in high school. Fifty-six percent of the 2019 graduating class participated in an AP exam during their high school career.
“Once more, Florida’s students have demonstrated their serious commitment to education as they continue to place third in the nation in Advance Placement (AP) test results,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “High school graduates who succeed in these AP courses are on the path to personal, academic and professional success and should be congratulated.”
“The amazing accomplishments of these graduates means they embrace the importance of education,” said Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran. “Advanced Placement courses are a gateway to achieving success in college, career and ultimately in life, and I am extremely proud of these results. Under Governor DeSantis’ bold leadership, Florida will continue making tremendous strides in student success.”
Also according to data released, Florida’s 2019 graduates continue to have the third highest AP success rate in the nation, with 32.3 percent scoring a 3 or higher on an AP Exam during high school. Additionally, Florida is ranked third in the nation for improvement over the past 10 years in the percentage of graduates scoring 3 or higher on the AP exam during high school, improving by 12.2 percentage points during the last decade.
Additional highlights of the 2019 AP Cohort Data Report include:
For more information, visit 2019 AP Cohort Data Report.
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