PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon high school students are taking and passing Advanced Placement courses at a lower rate than their peers in other states.
The College Board on Tuesday released its annual "AP Report to the Nation." The results show 24 percent of recent Oregon graduates took at least one rigorous AP course during high school, well below the national average of 33 percent.
Moreover, only 15 percent of the Oregon graduates had an AP score of 3 or better on an exam — the mark generally associated with receiving college credit. That trails the national average of 20 percent.
Deputy superintendent of Oregon schools Rob Saxton says the state must do a better job of identifying students who have the potential to succeed in the courses and get them to enroll.