Table 8-13
Share of public high school students scoring 3 or higher on at least one Advanced Placement Exam, by state: 2000, 2004, and 2008
(Percent)
 
State 2000 2004 2008
 
United States 10.2 13.2 15.2
Alabama 3.9 5.0 6.8
Alaska 10.1 10.8 13.3
Arizona 7.2 8.0 7.9
Arkansas 4.3 6.1 10.6
California 15.0 18.7 20.2
Colorado 12.2 16.2 19.0
Connecticut 13.6 17.6 21.0
Delaware 7.6 11.1 13.8
District of Columbia 6.6 8.2 6.9
Florida 13.5 19.2 18.2
Georgia 9.7 12.0 16.3
Hawaii 5.8 7.7 8.0
Idaho 6.5 8.1 9.5
Illinois 9.9 13.3 15.2
Indiana 6.0 7.7 10.0
Iowa 4.9 6.6 8.3
Kansas 4.4 6.3 8.6
Kentucky 5.5 7.7 10.0
Louisiana 1.9 2.5 3.7
Maine 10.1 12.8 19.3
Maryland 14.1 19.4 23.4
Massachusetts 14.5 18.1 20.8
Michigan 8.8 10.9 13.0
Minnesota 8.1 10.6 14.2
Mississippi 2.3 2.9 3.9
Missouri 3.7 5.3 6.5
Montana 6.8 8.8 10.6
Nebraska 3.2 4.0 6.5
Nevada 9.1 12.4 13.5
New Hampshire 9.2 10.9 15.5
New Jersey 12.9 15.5 17.3
New Mexico 6.1 8.1 9.9
New York 17.9 21.2 23.3
North Carolina 11.3 15.8 17.3
North Dakota 4.4 5.7 6.9
Ohio 7.1 9.4 10.8
Oklahoma 5.4 8.3 9.8
Oregon 7.1 8.8 13.1
Pennsylvania 8.3 10.1 11.9
Rhode Island 6.9 7.8 9.5
South Carolina 10.0 11.2 13.8
South Dakota 5.9 8.3 9.7
Tennessee 6.2 7.9 9.2
Texas 9.9 13.1 14.5
Utah 17.4 19.3 18.9
Vermont 11.5 14.0 19.8
Virginia 15.9 17.7 21.3
Washington 7.6 11.6 15.5
West Virginia 4.6 6.4 6.9
Wisconsin 10.5 13.7 16.6
Wyoming 3.8 6.7 7.5
       
Puerto Rico NA NA NA
 

NA = not available

NOTE: National average for United States is reported value in Advanced Placement Report to the Nation.

SOURCE: College Board, Advanced Placement Report to the Nation (various years).

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010

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