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Mississippi Students Increase AP Participation, Achievement

Friday, November 2, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Riley
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MDE announced earlier this week that Mississippi saw some growth in Advanced Placement (AP) participation and performance, with 9,445 public school students taking AP exams and 4,478 receiving a qualifying score in the 2017-18 school year. The gains are a 1% increase over the previous school year.  Though overall increases in AP participation and performance were slight, the number of African-American students achieving an AP qualifying score of 3 or higher increased 10% over the previous school year and Hispanic student achievement increased 7.3%. 


Starting in the fall of 2019, all Mississippi public universities will grant 3 college credits to students with AP scores of 3 or higher and up to 6 credit hours for certain exam subjects with AP scores of 4 or 5. That means students who are taking AP courses this school year can reduce the cost of attending a Mississippi university.