ND - Students Engaging in More AP Work

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State education officials say more high schools students in North Dakota are doing advanced coursework.

State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler says the number of students taking Advance Placement exams in a variety of subject increased 31 percent this school year compared to the previous year. Baesler says about 2,500 students took an AP exam this school year.The superintendent credits a Department of Public Instruction initiative backed by the state Legislature in 2015. The initiative offered any North Dakota high school senior, including those in non-public schools or home school settings, to take at least one Advanced Placement exam in English, math, science or computer science at no cost.The AP tests translate to college credit if a student decides to go that route.

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