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Number and percent change of 12th-grade students taking Advanced Placement (AP)  examinations, by race/ethnicity: 1999 to 2003 -- Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
 
Indicator 4.8: Advanced Placement Exams

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Table 4.8a. Number and percent change of 12th-grade students taking Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, by race/ethnicity: 1999 to 2003
Race/ethnicity 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Percent change, 1999 to 2003
   Total1 349,300 378,540 407,572 440,916 470,398 34.7
White, non-Hispanic 234,307 262,399 280,165 302,463 321,074 37.0
Black, non-Hispanic 16,942 19,469 21,027 23,105 25,649 51.4
Hispanic 28,501 33,641 37,438 41,429 47,233 65.7
Asian/Asian American 37,182 41,538 44,539 48,040 50,710 36.4
AmericanIndian/Alaska Native 1,679 1,779 1,799 1,948 2,106 25.4
1 Includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: The College Board collects race/ethnic information based on the categories American Indian/Alaskan, Asian/Asian American, Black/Afro-American, Latino: Chicano/Mexican, Puerto Rican, Other Latino, White, and Other. Black, non-Hispanic refers to test-takers who identified themselves as Black/Afro-American, and Hispanic refers to the sum of all Latino subgroups. Pacific Islander may or may not be included in Asian/Asian American.
SOURCE: The College Board, Advanced Placement Program, National Summary Report, 1999 to 2003.

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