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.
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