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More WI students taking AP exams & scoring better on them

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 MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A new report from the non-profit College Board shows more Wisconsin high school students are taking college Advanced Placement exams, and they're scoring better on them.

The report released Tuesday shows 22 percent of high school graduates took an AP exam and scored three or higher. Ten years ago, that percentage was near 10 in Wisconsin. Exams are scored on a one to five scale.

Nationally, the number of students taking AP exams has nearly doubled in the past ten years. In Wisconsin, it increased from about 11,200 in 2003 to more than 19,100 in 2013.

The report says students who take AP classes and exams usually do better in college and have higher graduation rates.

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