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RECENT DATA SHOWS MORE ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE TAKING ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAM.
 
A-P CLASSES AND THE SUBSEQUENT EXAM CAN HELP STUDENTS EARN COLLEGE CREDIT...AND NEARLY 50 THOUSAND KIDS FROM THE CLASS OF 2016 GAVE IT A SHOT. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SPOKESPERSON JACKIE MATTHEWS SAYS THEY PERFORMED VERY WELL.
 
 
ILLINOIS RANKS 10TH IN THE NATION FOR THE PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS FROM THE CLASS OF 2016 WHO SCORED A THREE OR HIGHER ON THE A-P EXAM. THE BOARD IS ALSO PRAISING SCHOOLS LIKE JOLIET TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT ARE WORKING HARD TO MAKE SURE MINORITY AND LOW INCOME STUDENTS ARE TAKING THE TEST AND PERFORMING WELL.
 
 
NEARLY 50 THOUSAND STUDENTS FROM THE CLASS OF 2016 TOOK AT LEAST ONE A-P EXAM…AND MORE THAN 33 THOUSAND GRADUATES SCORED A THREE OR HIGHER WHICH IS NEEDED TO EARN COLLEGE CREDIT.

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