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Baltimore County Students Beat State and National AP Averages

1 Written by: | Friday, Feb 17, 2012 8:00am

With schools strongly encouraging more and more students to sit for the Advanced Placement tests, you’d expect pass rates to drop from the less prepared or less motivated students not scoring as high. Well that’s not what happened in Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS), exactly.

On February 14, BCPS released their good news that 63.8 percent of their AP test takers scored the passing 3 or higher. This is significantly better than both state (59.0 percent) and national (55.8 percent) averages.

Compared to the 2010 results, the percentage of BCPS students who received a 3 or above decreased from 66.4 percent to 63.8 percent in 2011. However, the percentage of graduating seniors who took at least one exam rose from 35 percent in 2010 to 36.6 percent in 2011. While the overall pass rate dipped, BCPS still outperformed and outnumbered the nation. Only 30.2 percent of students across the country took an AP exam last year.

Judging from the College Board of Advanced Placement’s “8th Annual AP Report to the Nation,” the class of 2011 deserves a pat on the back. More that 18 percent of the nation’s class of 2011 scored a 3 or higher on an AP test during their high school career.

 

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  • Jose Torres

    I wonder how the students at Baltimore City faired. Was that information released? I mean, suburbs generally do better on test scores. At least, that’s what people generally think. Is there any truth to that?



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