La. ranks first in nation in AP improvement for the class of 2013

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - State education officials say the number of seniors getting a 3 or higher on AP exams and qualifying for college credit grew by 25 percent last year, which puts Louisiana ranking first in the nation.

AP tests are scored on a 1 to 5 scale as follows:

5 - Extremely well qualified

4 - Well qualified

3 - Qualified

2 - Possibly qualified

1 - No recommendation

The report also shows high school students taking advanced placement tests in Louisiana are apparently not doing as well as their peers in other states.

A report released Tuesday by the College Board shows only 5.3 percent of the state's public high school graduates scored enough to earn college credit.

The only state with a lower percentage was Mississippi.

To download the report, click here:

Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.