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Missouri students taking more AP tests

August 31, 2004
By: Dustin Blanchard
State Capital Bureau

State Education officials say Missouri students are taking more AP testss. Dustin Blanchard has more on the trend from the State Capitol.

The State Education Department reports that Missouri high schoolers are taking more Advanced Placement tests.

Spokesman Jim Morris says that nearly 10-thousand students took the college-credit exams in 2004, up more than 50 percent from five years ago.

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Morris says Missouri students score higher than others in the region.

Almost 71 percent of Missouri students scored the three or higher generally needed for college credit.

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Missouri students are taking more courses for college credit. Dustin Blanchard has more from the State Capitol.

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The State Education Department says high schoolers in Missouri are taking a a record number of Advanced Placement tests.

Spokesman Jim Morris says 50 percent more students took the college-credit tests than 5 years ago.

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Morris says that Missouri students score higher than others in the Midwest.

Out of a possible score of five, Almost 71 percent of Missourians scored the three or higher usually needed for credit.

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Missouri high schoolers are taking a record number of Advanced Placement tests. Dustin Blanchard reports on the trend from the State Capitol.

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The state Department of Education says more Missourians are taking Advanced Placement tests for college credit.

Spokesman Jim Morris says 50 percent more students took the tests than five years ago.

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Morris says that Missouri students score higher than others in the region.

Nearly 71 percent of this years test-takers earned at least the three out of five required for credit.