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This update examines the correlation of AP exam performance with four postsecondary outcomes: college readiness, college enrollment, college persistence, and college degree completion. MCPS has identified attainment of an AP exam score of 3 or higher as one of the Seven Keys to College Readiness. The results show that AP exam performance in high school (score of 3 or higher on a 5-point scale) highly correlates with students' college readiness, college enrollment, college persistence, and college degree attainment.
AP Exam as Key to Postsecondary Success 10.05.17.pdf (269KB PDF)