Florida ranked third nationwide for student success on Advanced Placement exams, according to new data released this week from the College Board.
The Sunshine State also placed ahead of Massachusetts, one of the country’s “model” states which is well-known for its high academic achievements.
AP courses aim to emulate first-year college courses, allowing students to earn credits toward their undergraduate degrees while they’re still in high school. In order to pass an AP exam, test takers have to receive a “3” or higher out of a possible 5.
The classes can give students an idea of the rigors of college-level classes as well as provide them with the opportunity to get a head start on college courses. On top of that, getting credit for AP classes can mean big savings for students. According to the College Board, the total potential cost savings for the state’s students and families was $112,081,813, assuming each class costs around $212 per credit hour.