Thu12182014

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MVLA AP scores improve 15 percent

The College Board recently reported that students in the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School district continue to exceed state and national standards in all Advanced Placement test areas.

In the 3,600-student district, 1,370 students took at least one AP test during the May test administration period. MVLA students took 2,602 exams, with 84 percent receiving a score of three or better, qualifying them for college credit. The 2014 results reflect an increase of 338 exams, or a 15 percent improvement over the 2013 results.

A few highlights from the 2014 AP administration:

• 310 MVLA students took an AP Calculus exam, with 88 percent earning a passing score of three or above.

• 338 students took an AP English exam, with 86 percent earning a passing score.

• 593 students took History and Government exams, with 79 percent earning a passing score.

The national average for passing AP exams with a score of three or better is approximately 60 percent.

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