Report: Alaskans lag on AP test performance

Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

JUNEAU - The College Board has released its Advanced Placement Report to the Nation, which includes state reports.

The Alaska report shows a significant difference between the percentage of Native students in the overall student population (20.5 percent) and the percentage of Native students who take an AP test (5.3 percent). Latino, Asian and white students are overrepresented in the AP population, the report said.

A smaller percentage of Alaska students (21 percent) than the national average (26.5 percent) take at least one AP test during their high school career. A smaller percentage of Alaska's class of 2009 (13.3 percent) than the national average (15.9 percent) earned a 3 or higher on one or more AP exams during their high school career.



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