CCSD Students Help Nevada Lead the Nation in AP Participation & Participation Gains

Once again, the Clark County School District (CCSD) is being honored nationally for its work to improve college readiness through Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams – and for its work to improve college readiness for traditionally underserved minority student groups. CCSD students played a large role in helping Nevada earn the largest five-year increase and three-year increase in the percentage of public high school graduates earning a 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam in the nation, according to new data released by The College Board.

· Nevada’s five-year increase in the number of students earning a 3 or higher on an AP exam: 8.2 percent points (from 16.5% in 2012 to 24.7% in 2017)

· Nevada’s three-year increase in the number of students earning a 3 or higher on an AP exam: 6.6 percent points (from 18.1% in 2014 to 24.7% in 2017)

The percent of public school students in Nevada’s graduating class of 2017 scoring a 3 or higher on an AP exam was 24.7 percent, compared to the national average of 22.8 percent. Overall, Nevada ranked 14th in the nation this year.

In the 2016-17 school year, 30,837 CCSD students enrolled in an AP course across all advanced subjects, and students took 25,201 AP exams. Of those total number of exams taken, students scored a 3 or higher on 11,929 exams.

To learn more about AP, visit exploreap.org.