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Massachusetts High School Students Number 1 in Advanced Placement Participation

February 10, 2020

When it comes to Advanced Placement classes in high school, Massachusetts ranks number one in the nation.

For the fourth year in a row, Massachusetts bested the rest of the states in the country with one out of three members of the class of 2019 scoring a 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement test in high school, according to the Associated Press. Advanced Placement tests are scored 1 through 5, with 3 meaning a student is qualified in the subject. 

About 48 percent of high school students in Massachusetts took at least one Advanced Placement class.

The results represent not only a one-percentage-point increase in the number of students taking the exams, but also a three-point increase in the number of students who scored a 3 or higher on them. The number of minority students taking the tests also increased.

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