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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 4.8b.  Average scores of 12th-grade students on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, by subject and race/ethnicity: 2007

Race/ethnicity Calculus1 English
language and
composition
Chemistry U.S. history
Total2 3.2 3.0 2.6 2.7
White 3.3 3.2 2.7 2.9
Black 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.7
Hispanic 2.6 2.4 2.0 2.0
Asian/Asian American 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 2.8 2.4 2.1 2.1
1 Averages combined from Calculus AB and Calculus BC examinations.
2 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: The College Board collects race/ethnicity information based on the categories American Indian/Alaskan; Asian/Asian American; Black/Afro-American; Latino: Chicano/Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Other Latino; White; and Other. Black 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. Possible scores on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations range from 1 to 5.
SOURCE: The College Board, Advanced Placement Program, National Summary Report 2007.

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