AP exam participation: Paulding County | Schools
(WXIA) -- More Georgia high school students are taking -- and passing -- Advanced Placement exams.
Last school year, 89,806 Georgia students took 154,176 AP exams. That's an 8 percent increase in the number of participants and almost a 9 percent increase in the number of tests.
AP exams are graded on a scale of 1 to 5. Passing scores of 3, 4 or 5 often allow the test-takers to earn college credit.
Georgia's seniors earned 86,075 passing scores on their AP exams in 2014, a 9.6 percent increase over 2013.
English Language and Composition was the state's most popular AP exam, followed by U.S. History and World History.
In Paulding County, 934 students took 1,357 AP exams in 2014, and 617 of those exams earned passing scores.
Here are the AP exam breakdowns for each Paulding County public high school:
East Paulding HS
112 students took 141 exams
78 passing scores
131 students took 168 exams
59 passing scores
North Paulding HS
305 students took 467 exams
264 passing scores
Paulding County HS
251 students took 387 exams
134 passing scores
South Paulding HS
135 students took 194 exams
82 passing scores