Thanks to their own hard work and that of their teachers, more Connecticut students took an Advanced Placement (AP) exam this year, raising their scores, and narrowing the achievement gap. According to the State Department of Education, more students (4.1 percent) took an AP exam in 2014 than in 2013 and more (3.8 percent) received a score of 3 or higher.
Black and Hispanic students showed particularly large increases in participation. The number of black students taking the exam increased by 17.3 percent with nearly a quarter more receiving a score of 3 or higher. Hispanic students’ participation rose by 13.7% with 17% receiving a score of 3 or higher. Read more