ATLANTA,GA (AP) -- More Georgia students than ever before are taking Advanced Placement exams and getting the scores necessary to recieve college credit while still in high school.
The College Board, which administers the exams, released its annual report Wednesday showing that Georgia ranks 13th in the country for the percentage of students scoring 3 or higher on the tests.
Nearly 20 percent of students in the state passed muster on the tests, compared to the national average of 18 percent.
And more than 38 percent of seniors in the state's public high schools took an exam, compared to 20 percent in 2001.
Georgia ranks second in the nation for the number of black students scoring a 3 or higher on the exams with 12 percent, compared to 4 percent for the nation.
(Copyright 2012. Associated Press)