Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010

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Table 14c.

Number of exams taken and mean grade on Advanced Placement (AP) exams, by Hispanic subgroup and subject: 2008


  Mexican American   Puerto Rican   Other Hispanic
  Exams
taken
Mean
grade
  Exams
taken
Mean
grade
  Exams
taken
Mean
grade
Subject    
Total1 161,410 2.38   20,260 2.39   157,064 2.47
Biology 6,116 1.73   1,040 2.06   6,472 1.99
Calculus AB 9,980 2.13   1,168 2.55   8,682 2.41
Calculus BC 1,604 2.76   205 3.43   1,909 3.18
Chemistry 3,359 1.75   520 2.22   3,422 2.11
English language and composition 19,915 2.13   2,278 2.47   18,097 2.27
English literature and composition 16,346 2.20   2,552 2.39   16,437 2.33
Human geography 1,376 2.03   590 1.80   2,726 2.17
Psychology 4,346 2.36   1,065 2.52   6,932 2.59
Spanish language 30,981 3.69   1,897 3.27   24,280 3.69
Spanish literature 6,780 2.66   199 2.59   5,039 2.78
U.S. history 19,569 1.85   2,526 2.12   17,277 1.98
World history 7,835 1.86   1,172 2.11   7,913 2.02
1 Totals include other subjects not separately shown.
NOTE: Data reported are for all students who completed an Advanced Placement exam. The College Board collects racial/ethnic information based on the following categories: American Indian/Alaskan, Asian/Asian American, Black/Afro-American, Latino (Chicano/Mexican, Puerto Rican, Other Latino), White, and Other.
SOURCE: The College Board, Advanced Placement Program, National Summary Report, 2008.