So, below, two additional thoughts on AP test success in Kentucky.
First, a look at the major areas where 2013 public school students received successful scores, combining multiple tests in disciplinary clusters. The green shades identify science, math, and world languages, the subjects that Leaders and Laggards included in their economic competitiveness ratings. The very small slice for world languages stands out as a weak result in the overall picture.
Second, a look at the top 12 tests where Kentucky students succeed, showing the number of students passing each test. It isn't really a surprise to see the English tests at the top of this list, but it would definitely be good to see the science, math, and language numbers move up.
Source note: These numbers come from the page for "AP Program Participation and Performance Data 2013" at the College Board website.
--Posted by Susan Perkins Weston