Figure 23-1.

Percentage of test-taking students receiving a score of 3 or higher on any Advanced Placement (AP) exams, by race/ethnicity and sex: May 2010


Percentage of test-taking students  receiving a score of 3 or higher on any Advanced Placement (AP)  exams,  by race/ethnicity and sex: May 2010

1 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the figure.
NOTE: Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English literature and composition, and U.S. history are some of the most frequently taken AP exams (The College Board 2005). The scores for all AP examinations range from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest score. Data reported are for all students who completed an AP exam. The College Board collects racial/ethnic information based on the following categories: American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Asian American, Black or African American/Afro-American, Latino (Chicano/Mexican, Puerto Rican, Other Latino), White, and Other. Black or African American refers to test-takers who identified themselves as Black or African American/Afro-American, and Hispanic or Latino refers to the sum of all Latino subgroups. Separate estimates for Asians and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders were not available. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: The College Board, Advanced Placement Program, National Summary Report, 2010.