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Number of High School Jr./Sr. Taking at Least One AP Mathematics or Science Exam
Percent of Jr./Sr. Taking at Least One AP Mathematics or Science Exam
AP Mathematics or Science Teachers Students per AP Teacher
aThe College Board.
bStatistical Abstract of the United States: 2004-2005. Table 202.
cThe College Board.
The proposed AP incentive program (APIP) has increased the number of students taking AP exams. To measure AP participation in a school, district, state, or nation, we calculated the number of students taking AP exams per 1,000 juniors and seniors. In 2005, the number of students taking AP exams in all math, science, or English in the Dallas 10 districts was 2.3 times that of the national level (see Exhibit 2).
Exhibit 2 Students Taking AP Math, Science, and English Exams per 1,0002 Juniors and Seniors Enrolled
Dallas 10 APIP Schools
Texas Public Schools
US Public Schools
The AP and pre-AP programs as proposed would provide professional development for 150,000 teachers now in the classroom to teach rigorous math and science courses in middle and high schools. Of these, 70,000 will
“Per 1,000” is calculated on the best enrollment data available at the time.