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.

2007: 16.9

2012: 17.6

2014: 18.2

2016: 20.6

2017: 21.0

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.