The Georgia Department of Education is dedicated to the goals of improving student achievement on high stakes college entrance tests such as the SAT and the ACT and to providing students more opportunities for rigorous coursework through Advanced Placement courses. The College Readiness unit works to ensure college and workplace readiness for all students by providing professional learning and technical assistance to teachers, counselors, and administrators.
Over the past eight academic years, the increase in the number of Georgia students benefitting from Advanced Placement (AP) courses being offered in their high schools has been dramatic.
- During the 2014-2015 academic year, 108,301 students in Georgia public schools were enrolled in AP courses.
- During the 2014-2015 academic year, 82,936 students in Georgia public high schools completed AP exams.
- In May of 2015, a total of 142,587 exams were completed by Georgia public school students.
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