High School Students Earn College Credit
COLUMBIA - A new College Board report shows steady expansion of the entire advanced placement program in Missouri public high schools. More than 58 percent of 13,000 students in the state passed the test. This beats the national average of 55.7 percent. However, Missouri still lags behind the national average of high school juniors and seniors enrolled in AP classes.
The report also showed that more than 14,000 students took at least one AP exam in 2010. This is a nearly nine percent increase from last year. More African American and hispanic students contributed to this gain.
In a different report from the American Legislative Exchange Council, Missouri recieved a "B" grade on the overall education report card. This measures performance, progress and reform. Missouri ranked 34 nationally.