Georgia moves up again in national ranking of AP scores

Georgia has moved up again in the national ranking of Advanced Placement scores and now places 12th in the country in the percentage of AP test-takers who scored high enough to earn college credit.

Many colleges and universities award students with college credit if they earn a 3 or higher on the test, which is graded on a 1 to 5 scale. Some 21.7 percent of public school students from Georgia’s class of 2012 scored a 3 or higher, placing it 12th in the nation.

Last year, Georgia ranked 13th in the nation in the percentage of AP test takers who scored a 3 or higher on the exam.