AP Stays Strong in Stark County
Nationally in 2017, a total of 2,741,426 high school students took 4,957,931 Advanced Placement (AP) tests in the hope of scoring a three or above - the level at which many colleges will grant credit. Of all the tests completed by 9th-
12th graders, 58.04% met this goal.
In 2017, Stark County students took 4,047 tests and scored three or above on 58.9% of those exams - a large increase from the 2015 results. At the same time last year, enrollment in College Credit Plus courses increased with over 300 additional participants compared to 2010. The 2017 scores and enrollments illustrate the continued success of Stark students in AP.
Unlike College Credit Plus where college credit is awarded in high school on successful course completion, AP credit may be granted upon enrollment at participating colleges and universities. The amount of credit granted varies by institution based on the student's test subject and whether they scored a three, four, or five. For instance, a score of three in Art History could result in between three or four semester hours at various institutions, but a score of three or better on a chemistry exam could result in between four or five semester hours of credit. The Ohio Department of Higher Education has published AP Course Alignment Recommendations.
 Includes data correction from the College Board to 2016.