More Latino Students Take Advanced Placement Exams, But Many Still Lack Access
More than 90 percent of colleges and universities across the country offer college credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of successful AP exam scores — which can potentially save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition.
The recently released College Board’s 9th annual Advanced Placement Report shows that more than 19 percent of public school graduates in 2012 scored three or higher on at least one AP class. While such a figure is a positive trend from a national perspective, a further look into the Latino student data in the AP report reveals mixed results.
According to the AP report, more than 169,521 Hispanic seniors took an AP exam in 2012. This is up from 153,535 in 2011. The problem, however, is that only three in 10 Hispanic high school graduates with AP potential in math actually took an AP math exam. The educational gaps are concerning for some experts who believe Latinos are key to the United States’ future prosperity.
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