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AP exam participation: Rockdale County
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AP exam participation: Rockdale County

(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 Rockdale County, 717 students took 1,181 AP exams in 2014, and 520 of those exams earned passing scores.

Here are the AP exam breakdowns for each Rockdale County public high school:

Heritage HS
160 students took 264 exams
105 passing scores

Rockdale Career Academy
78 students took 98 exams
21 passing scores

Rockdale County HS
383 students took 700 exams
375 passing scores

Salem HS
96 students took 119 exams
19 passing scores

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