— State education officials say more Wisconsin high
school graduates are taking Advanced Placement exams and
earning scores high enough for college credit.
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's annual report
on AP exam participation shows 34 percent of graduating
seniors in 2014 took at least one exam. That's up from 19
percent of graduates a decade ago.
percent of those taking the exam earned at least a 3 on a
1 through 5 ranking. Colleges usually accept AP exam
scores of 3 or higher for credit. In 2004, 13 percent of
test-takers earned a 3 or better.
Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1BLRnsh
) reports the overall exam participation rate in Wisconsin
is 33.6 percent, slightly below the national average of