N.C. is making incremental progress on Advanced Placement tests

The 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) scores for the class of 2017 were released today.

To receive college credit for the course, high school students must score at level 3 of higher on the AP test.   In North Carolina, the percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher continues to increase, albeit incrementally.

2007: 16.9

2012: 17.6

2014: 18.2

2016: 20.6

2017: 21.0

North Carolina’s percentage is still below the national average of 22.8 percent, but we beat South Carolina, which is the only thing that counts.

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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