Eye on Education: Illinois public school graduates continue to excel on Advanced Placement (AP) exams

This week’s article is from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and shares how Illinois public school graduates have continued to excel on Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Through those assessments, students have the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school – saving time and money toward a college degree.

According to the article, “The percentage of Illinois Class of 2023 public high school graduates scoring a 3 or higher on an AP exam climbed from 20.7% to 27.5% – a gain of 6.8 percentage points over 10 years, which is the second largest increase among all states in the U.S. A score of 3 or higher on an AP exam qualifies for free college credit at all public colleges and universities in Illinois. In the Class of 2023, 55,315 Illinois graduates had taken an AP exam during high school, with 36,517 scoring a 3 or higher, representing a potential cost savings of $226 million for the state’s students and families.”

To read the full article, go to https://tinyurl.com/3tyxtkej.