From CAPE Outlook: Private School Students Take AP Exams at Above-Average Rates


The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) recently reported on data obtained from the College Board about AP exams and scores for students in private schools who took the tests in 2014.

“It turns out that private school students took 455,009, or 11 percent, of the 4,022,216 AP exams taken by U.S. students in public and private schools in
2014. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) estimates that private secondary schools enrolled only 7.8 percent of the nation’s secondary school students in 2013-14. Thus, private schools accounted for a disproportionately high number of AP exams,” says the report.

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