More Washington students took Advanced Placement tests in 2012, and scores on those tests increased as well, according to the College Board’s “AP Report to the Nation.”
Nearly 33 percent of students in the class of 2012 took at least one AP exam, up 6.6 from the year before and up 62.5 percent from 2002.
Twenty percent of 12th-graders got a 3 or better on the test last year, compared to 9.6 percent in 2002. A score of 3 or better can usually qualify for college credit.
Washington ranked 15th in the country for its percentage of 12th-graders scoring 3 or higher on the test.