Alabama students are performing better than ever before on Advanced Placement© exams. More students are taking AP courses, and more students are receiving a qualifying score of 3 or above. In 2011, Alabama students received more than 13,000 qualifying scores on the exams.
From 2006 to 2011, the number of students taking AP exams increased from just 12,728 to 29,715. During that same period of time, the number of qualifying scores shot up from 7,827 to 13, 282.
The increase in qualifying scores has been spurred, in part, by the amazing success of A+ College Ready participating schools. Since the program began in 2008, participating schools have achieved a 108% increase in qualifying AP scores. This increase is more than 13 times the national average!