Education

More and more Wake students take AP exams

Posted October 19, 2010 3:23 p.m. EDT

More than 10,000 students in the Wake County Public School System took an Advanced Placement exam during the 2009-10 school year, according to a report issued Tuesday.

The participation rate has steadily increased over the past decade, while passing rate (those scoring a 3 or better on the 5-point scale) has remained about the same.

In 2009-10, 10,288 students took an AP exam, an increase over the 9,800 who took the tests the year before. The average score in '09-10 was a 3.39; 76.4 percent scored higher than a 3.

Wake County Public School System report on AP testing, 2009-10