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Florida Continues to Lead the Nation in Advanced Placement Exams

Florida has more high school students taking advanced placement exams than any other state.

It ranks third in the nation for performance on those exams.  Those students who score well could see significant financial benefits when they head to college.

The interest in taking college credit courses in high school, and that success rate was highlighted in a news release from the Florida Department of Education Wednesday.


The AP exams are offered by the College Board, a national non-profit that works to connect high school students with colleges or universities.

The exams are taken after a student takes an Advanced Placement course for a year in high school.

If they pass with a score of three or higher there is the opportunity to convert that high school class time to college credits.

The college credits earned could potentially save the state's students and families over $133 million in tuition.