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AISD students excel at AP exams

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

It turns out Austin Independent School District students are pretty good at taking Advanced Placement exams. Yesterday, the district released College Board data that shows more than 60 percent of the AISD students who took exams in the last school year, 2016-17, scored a “qualifying score of 3 or better.” That’s a 1.5 percent increase over the last year, and blows away the state’s 46.4 percent. Even when compared with U.S. (57.5 percent) and international (58 percent) students, AISD test takers stand out. The district also reports 5 percent more students are taking AP exams, and the district saw a 4 percent increase in the number of exams taken.

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