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Black and Latino students in California score better on AP tests than peers elsewhere

Black and Latino students in California score better on AP tests than peers elsewhere

Black and Latino students in California who passed Advanced Placement exams outperformed their peers elsewhere, but a gap persists between them and their white and Asian counterparts, according to new test score results.

In addition, the number of underrepresented minorities — black, Latino and Native American students — who took the tests is higher in California than elsewhere: 38.9% of test takers in the state compared with 26.2% of all test takers, according to 2015 results from the College Board.

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FOR THE RECORD: A previous version of this article stated that the College Board had said that data on the income level of racial groups...

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