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Central students above state and national averages on AP exam

July 28, 2016

Last May, thirty-one Central High School students took 38 Advanced Placement (AP) exams with the possibility of receiving college or university credit. Most colleges and universities grant college credit for scores of three or higher (on a 1-5 scale).

The College Board released the scores in early July, and 19 students (and 22 tests) had received a score of three or higher on his or her exam. The 71 percent of total Central students with scores 3+ represents the sixth straight year that Central students scored higher than the state (66 percent) and national (60 percent) average.

According to The College Board, there were 113,270 total AP students in Illinois taking 208,445 exams. There were 74,611 Illinois students – including Central students – that scored a three or better for 65.9 percent.

Nationally, according to The College Board, there were 2,616,763 students who took 4,721,007 AP exams. There were 1,575,882 students who scored at least a three (60.2 percent).

Central students took AP exams in English Language and Composition, Psychology, Statistics, U.S. Government and Politics, and U.S. History. Students took AP Psychology and U.S. History with Mrs. Rebecca Swigert-Fenton, while students utilized APEX Learning for AP English Language and Composition, AP Statistics, and AP U.S. Government and Politics.

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