88 Percent of Framingham High Students in 2016-17 Scored 3 or Higher on AP Exams

FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts students lead the nation with Advanced Placement test scores.

A new study by the non-profit College Board reported 22.8 percent of students nationally pass the AP exam, which means scoring a 3, 4, or 5.

In Massachusetts, more than 32 percent of public high schools students during the 2016-17 school year, scored a 3 or higher on at least one exam.

“Massachusetts wins the prize,” College Board CEO David Coleman said. More than 1.17 million public school students took the exam last year, the highest number to date.

According to the College Board, Framingham High students, during the 2016-17 school year took 857 AP exams. Of those students, 88.2 percent received a score of 3, 4, or 5. According to the state, in 2017 59.4 percent of seniors took at least 1 AP course.

In the 2015-16 school year, Framingham High students took 845 exams and 91.2 percent received a score of 3 or higher.

In the 2014-15 school year, Framingham High student took 880 exams and 88.1 percent received a score of 3 or higher.

In comparison for the 2016-17 school year,

  • Belmont High students took 1,093 exams and 93 percent received a score of 3 or higher.
  • Brookline High students took 960 exams and 91.8 percent received a score of 3 or higher.
  • Hopkinton High students took 997 exams and 88.8 percent received a score of 3 or higher.
  • Lexington High students took 1,645 exams and 94 percent received a score of 3 or higher.
  • Lincoln-Sudbury students took 434 exams and 95.2 percent received a score of 3 or higher.
  • Malden High students took 910 exams and 38.2 percent received a score of 3 or higher.
  • Natick High students took 889 exams and 82.5 percent received a score of 3 or higher.

 

The 2018 AP Exams will be administered over two weeks in the spring on May 7 through 11 and May 14 through 18. The cost is $94 per exam per student.

The College Board offers more than 30 AP courses. Framingham High offers about a dozen AP classes

By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, students can save on college expenses, as most colleges and universities offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores, according to the College Board. These credits can allow students to save college tuition, study abroad, or secure a second major.

 

 

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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