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MI Students Rank 22nd in the Nation in Advanced Placement Exam Scores

Just over 17 percent of high school graduates in the state scored 3 or higher on an AP Exam - up from 10.5 percent in 2003.

Michigan is ranked 22nd in the nation in Advanced Placement exam scores for 2013 public high school graduates.

In a report released by the college board, 17.2 percent of high school graduates in the state scored 3 or higher on an AP Exam. This is up from 10.5 percent in 2003 but below the national average of 20.1 percent.

Maryland, Connecticut and Virginia took the top three spots respectively. Advanced Placement Exams are scored on a 5-point scale.

According to the College Board, which administers the test, there has been a 7.9 point increase in the percentage of U.S. public high school graduates scoring a 3 or higher on an AP Exam since 2003. Seventeen states across the country, exceed the national average.

Read the full report from the College Board >>

Tom Davis contributed to this story.

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