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Updated: 85.2% of CHS Students Score 3 or More on AP Exam in 2013

Updated: The scores reported by NJ Spotlight were for 2013. The story has been updated to reflect this.

Earlier this month, the College Board released the results of Advanced Placement tests.

Village Green has reached out to the South Orange-Maplewood School District for results; in the meantime NJ Spotlight posted an interactive map of results from 2013.

In 2013, 85.2 percent of Columbia High School students scored 3 or more on AP tests and 4 or more on International Baccalaureate tests.

In Millburn, 97.2% scored 3 or more on AP tests or 4 or more on IB exams for 2013.

Students who scored a 3, 4, or 5 (out of 5) have the potential to receive college credit for a class and not have to take it. NJ Spotlight reports that “for IB exams, colleges typically look for a grade of 4, 5, 6, or 7.”

(See NJ Spotlight’s interactive map of test results here.)

That translates into saving money on tuition, a big bonus in this era of billowing college costs.

As NJ Spotlight reported in its June 18, 2014 story, “Statewide, nearly three-quarters of the students — mostly 11th and 12th graders — who took AP or IB classes last year earned a high score, according to data from the annual school report cards.”

At Columbia High School, NJ Spotlight reported that 56.6% of all CHS 11th and 12th graders took at least 1 AP or IB course (CHS offered 20 AP/IB courses) in 2012-13, with 791 students taking advanced courses and 617, or 78% of those enrolled in courses, taking AP/IB tests.

At Millburn High School, 62.6% of 11th and 12th graders took at least 1 AP or IB course (Millburn offered 24AP/IB courses) in 2012-13, with 1,165 students taking advanced courses and 1,130, or 97% of those enrolled in courses, taking AP/IB tests.

Read NJ Spotlight’s full report here. Click on the interactive map to see how Columbia High School and Millburn compare to other New Jersey high schools.

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