Seeing the benefit of Avanced Placement

By Janet Barresi.
The College Board’s 2014 Advanced Placement (AP) Report to the Nation showed some encouraging signs for Oklahoma. Among its findings, I was pleased to see that in May of last year, Oklahoma high school students achieved a score of 3 or higher on more than 13,000 AP exams. If each of these scores resulted in three college credits earned at state universities, students and their families stood to save almost $9 million in tuition. The best result, however is that students taking an AP course and its subsequent exam are better prepared for college and career.