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.
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