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Nevada sees increase in students earning passing AP exam scores

Posted: 5:42 PM, Feb 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-22 01:42:03Z

Nevada is continuing to increase the number of students who earn a 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement exam.

Nevada’s five-year increase in the number of students earning a 3 or higher on an AP exam went from 8.2 percent points from 16.5 percent in 2012 to 24.7 percent in 2017.

Nevada’s three-year increase in the number of students earning a 3 or higher on an AP exam went from 6.6 percent points from 18.1 percent in 2014 to 24.7 percent in 2017.

The percent of public school students in Nevada’s graduating class of 2017 scoring a 3 or higher on an AP exam was 24.7 percent, compared to the national average of 22.8 percent. Overall, Nevada ranked 14th in the nation this year.

In the 2016-17 school year, 30,837 Clark County School District students enrolled in an AP course across all advanced subjects, and students took 25,201 AP exams. Of those total number of exams taken, students scored a 3 or higher on 11,929 exams.