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Tue February 11, 2014
Illinois High School Grads AP Test Scores Above Average
A new report has found that Illinois high school graduates are slightly above the national average for Advanced Placement exam scores.
According to a Advanced Placement Program report released Tuesday, 21 percent of 2013 graduates received an AP exam score high enough for college credit. The national average is 20 percent. Scores of three or more out of five are generally eligible for college credit.
The percentage of Latino students scoring three or higher increased over five years. But the percentage of black students receiving a three or higher is lower and has remained about the same since 2008.
A spokeswoman for the state Board of Education says they're working to narrow what they call an ``equity gap.'' She cites a program for low-performing schools, which sometimes include more minorities.