Louisiana ranks among the worst states for the number of students passing Advanced Placement exams, but outpaces the rest of the nation with an increasing number of students passing the exams.

A report from College Board shows about 1,900 seniors scored a three or higher last year.

Louisiana Education Superintendent John White told the Louisiana Radio Network that it is an increase of 25% over the previous year.

A score of 3 is needed to get college credit for the class.  White credited teachers for helping boost scores.

While the increase is nice, Louisiana is second-to-last in the nation for the percent of students who passed the exam, performing better than only Mississippi.  The report showed only 5% of Louisiana public high school graduates scored over a three.  Nationally, that rate is 20%.

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