# Who takes Advanced Placement courses in math and science?

## Key Observations

- The number of students taking an AP exam in math or science nearly doubled between 2002 and 2012, from 250,000 to 498,000.
- The proportion passing an AP exam in math or science has also increased since 2002, but at a slower rate, from 5.9% in 2002 to 9.1% in 2012. The number of students passing an AP exam grew from 154,000 in 2002 to 268,000 in 2012.