More Ohio students taking, passing placement tests

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say more Ohio students are taking and passing advanced placement tests than in previous years and Ohio shows more growth than the nation as a whole.

The state superintendent of public instruction said Thursday that the national College Board report for 2012-2013 showed the number of Ohio students earning “3” or higher on a 5-point scale grew by 9.2 percent compared with 6.1 percent nationally. Sixty-six percent of Ohio’s public school students scored “3” or better compared with 57 percent nationally.

Ohio reports double-digit growth in the number of exams taken and passed by the state’s African-American and Hispanic students.

The annual exams are given to high school students completing college-level study. Ohio students scoring “3” or higher are guaranteed college credit at Ohio’s public colleges and universities.

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