More Arkansas High Schoolers Taking AP Test

February 12, 2006 - Posted at 12:49 p.m. CST

UNDATED (AP) _ The number of Arkansas high school students

taking courses for college credit has increased. Students who take

Advanced Placement courses get college credits if they get a

certain score on the AP tests given each spring. According to

College Board, a nonprofit group that administers the Advanced

Placement program, Arkansas had a record gain in the number of

students in AP courses. Arkansas high school students taking

Advanced Placement tests more than doubled from six-thousand-674 in

2004 to 13-thousand-883 in 2005. College Board says that's the

largest single-year increase for any state in the program's 50-year

history.

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