Maryland is ranked first in the nation in Advanced Placement exam scores for 2013 public high school graduates.
In a report released by the college board, nearly 30 percent (29.6%) of high school graduates in the state scored 3 or higher on an AP Exam. This is up nearly 12 percent since 2003. Connecticut, Virginia, Massachusetts took the next three spots respectively. Advanced Placement Exams are scored on a 5-point scale.
According to the College Board, which administers the test, there has been a 7.9 point increase in the percentage of U.S. public high school graduates scoring a 3 or higher on an AP Exam since 2003. Seventeen states across the country exceed the national average.Read the full report from the College Board >>