The number of Advanced Placement exams taken in the Los Angeles Unified School District hit an all-time high during the 2013-14 school year. Students took 48,000 AP tests across the district, up 62% from seven years ago, the district announced.
High school students take the rigorous exams for an extra academic challenge and, if they pass, to receive college credit or to be placed in a more advanced course.
Supt. John Deasy said he was proud of the results in Los Angeles Unified, the second-largest school system in the nation, because the courses help students become ready for college or work.
The number of AP course offerings in the district increased by more than...
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