by Dr. Terry Stoops
Former Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
The 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) scores for the class of 2017 were released today.
To receive college credit for the course, high school students must score at level 3 of higher on the AP test. In North Carolina, the percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher continues to increase, albeit incrementally.
North Carolina’s percentage is still below the national average of 22.8 percent, but we beat South Carolina, which is the only thing that counts.