February 10, 2011 by USA Post
College Board, Hispanic students showed more evidence of the program and passed advanced courses in high school, known by its acronym in English and AP, in 2010, allowing them to be better prepared for college-level requirement and obtains credit in advance.
The Advanced Placement Program (Advanced Placement) allows high school students take college courses and earn academic credits for college.
The number of Latino public high school in 2010 that succeeded in at least one AP exam at the College Board was 74,479, according to the seventh annual report of the organization.
This represents an increase of more than 100 percent over 2001, when only 33,479 Hispanic students achieved these results, according to College Board.
“The increase of Hispanic students who participated in the program of advanced courses in AP has been gradual, but significant over the past 10 years,” Efe said Maria de los Angeles Corral, a spokeswoman for the College Board, an organization which coordinates courses and carries out the tests.
Corral said as “encouraging” increase in the percentage of Hispanic students who have passed the courses, ensuring they can “save” time and money in higher education.
“The test is what really shows if the student has mastered what is learned and what they can earn college credit,” she said.
According to the report, about 17 percent of public school students to promote year 2010 successfully participated in at least one advanced course AP, compared with 15 percent among Latino students.
In 2010 participated in the AP program 136,717 Hispanic students, compared with 123,588 in 2009.
The report notes that while there has been a significant increase in minority students who took and successfully completed AP courses in recent years, the percentage of participation of these students in the program is still small in comparison with the number of students these groups in total.
According to the report, also saw an increase in the number of students from low-income advocacy in 2010 that successfully participated in AP.
Despite progress, the low-income students and minorities, including Hispanics, African and indigenous origin still have a low pro rata share with respect to quantity, both in the courses as evidence.
Of all low-income students participating in AP in 2010, Hispanics were the largest group (41.9 percent).
Spanish is the AP exam to take more Latino students, followed by English, English Literature and History of the United States.
According to studies conducted by the College Board, students who score 3 or higher on AP exams do better in college than those who did not opt for advanced courses and AP tests.
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