Howard schools report more students taking AP courses

July 18, 2014|BiJoe Burris

The Howard County Public Schools System report increases in students taking Advanced Placement
courses and taking AP exams last year, with 81 percent posting test scores of at least 81.4, school officials said.

HCPSS said it aims to increase the number os student taking at least one AP course during high school, citing national research showing high school students that take AP courses in high school are more likley to perform well in college.

HCPSS officals said the  number of HCPSS students taking at least one AP exam increased from 4,282 this past year, up from 4,255 last year, school officials said. The number of exams taken by these students also increased to 9,405 this year, up from 9,199 last year, school officials said.
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