According to the article below from USA Today, the number of students taking AP exams has climbed but so has the failure rate. Students last year took a record 2.9 million exams through the AP program, which challenges high school students with college-level courses. The newspaper’s analysis finds that more than two in five students (41.5%) earned a failing score of 1 or 2, up from 36.5% in 1999.
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by Jack Gillum and Greg Toppo
The number of students taking Advanced Placement tests hit a record high last year, but the portion who fail the exams â€” particularly in the South â€” is rising as well, a USA TODAY analysis finds.
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