Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Updated: Authorities launch cockfighting raids in western Wisconsin

Advertisement

More Wisconsin high school students taking AP exams; doing well

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
education River Falls, 54022
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Growing numbers of Wisconsin high school students are taking Advanced Placement exams, and doing well.

The College Board said 24 percent of last year's public school graduates in the Badger State took the rigorous AP exams.

Advertisement
Advertisement

That's up from 17 percent six years ago.

About 16.5 percent of those who took the tests scored 3 or higher on a scale of 5. That's up from 12 percent in 2002.

An achievement gap remains between white and black students.

The College Board said only 1 percent of Wisconsin's highest-achieving students are African-Americans. That's up from just 0.6 percent six years ago.

AP classes involve college-level work in a variety of subjects like economics and computer science.

Jean Robinson, a chief reader of AP exams, says students who don't succeed in those tests are still better off than those who never take an advance course at all.

Advertisement
Hudson Star Observer 715-386-9891 customer support
Advertisement
Advertisement