Advance Placement (AP) participation on the rise in Delaware

The number of Delaware students participating in Advanced Placement, or AP exams, the number of exams taken and scores of “3” or higher have all increased over the past year, according to College Board. In 2010, 3,630 students took AP exams, which was 7.7% higher than 2009.The total number of tests taken jumped 6% from the prior year.

AP exams are graded on a scale of 1-5. A “3” or higher is the usual requirement for a student to receive credit for a course upon entrance to college. Of the 6,436 exams administered in 2010, 3,299 or 51.3% received a …