The map shows the percentage of students (light blue for low and dark blue for high) who scored a three or higher on the AP exam. A three, four, or five are passing scores at most colleges, which accept the high school courses for college credit.
Maryland had the highest percentage of students passing with 29.6%, while Mississippi is practically invisible with a 4.4% passing rate.
The data comes from the College Board’s 2013 statistics.
Check out the interactive map below:
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