Like the category of 2020, Georgia’s public-school class of 2021 has the Seventeenth highest superior placement (AP) cross price within the nation, in keeping with information launched Friday by the Faculty Board.

The proportion of scholars who scored 3 or extra on the AP examination was 21 p.c, barely decrease than the nationwide common of twenty-two.5 p.c. As a result of an replace of highschool commencement estimates by the Western Interstate Greater Schooling Fee (WICHE), the proportion just isn’t similar to earlier years, in keeping with the Faculty Board.

Georgia college students recorded stronger AP efficiency than most southern states, scoring larger than their friends in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

“I’m happy with the Class of 2021 to report one other robust efficiency on the AP exams,” mentioned state faculty superintendent Richard Woods. “Regardless of the challenges these college students have confronted throughout their 4 years of highschool, they’ve been profitable. It’s an achievement for him and for his hardworking academics.”

General, 33.4 p.c of Georgia’s Class of 2021 took the AP check whereas in highschool. GaDOE is exploring methods to extend entry to AP exams, together with different superior analysis alternatives, and can announce these measures within the coming months.

“It’s a high precedence for us to proceed to take away limitations and increase alternatives to take part in superior analysis – together with in AP – throughout highschool,” Superintendent Woods mentioned.

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