More Indiana Students Taking and Passing the AP Exams

By Andrew Pillow

Today the Indiana Department of Education announced increases in virtually every metric around AP exams. More AP exams were offered by schools. More AP exams were taken by students. More of those students passed.

The exam has long been seen as an indicator of college readiness. Students who pass the exams are predicted to “out-perform” their peers. A fact that is not lost on Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick:

“With the increase in the number of schools offering AP exams, and the number of students making AP courses their class of choice, Indiana is once again paving a way for students who are better prepared for the rigors of college. I congratulate and thank the teachers and administrators whose work has made this possible.” Said McCormick

In the last 10 years the number of Indiana Public School students passing at least one AP exam has increased from 5,349 to 11,904.

Read more here. (Indiana DOE)

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.