Maryland slips in ranking of passing AP scores

Posted at 8:32 AM, Feb 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-23 08:32:43-05

Maryland falls to second in College Board's 2016 ranking of percentage of high school students to pass an Advanced Placement exam.

This ends Maryland's decade-long reign leading the nation in this category.

In the state, 30.4 percent of high school graduates scored a three or higher on the college-level exams.

AP exams are graded on a scale of one to five. Students must score a three or higher to pass the exam.

Massachusetts now leads the nation, with 31 percent of graduates earning a passing AP score.

The national average is 21.9 percent.

Mississippi ranks last on the list, with only 5.9 percent of graduates in the state having passed an AP exam.

The full report is available on the College Board website.

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