Monday, January 31, 2005

Hispanic students in Tennessee public schools taking AP exams in record numbers

The College Board reports that Hispanic students at Tennessee public schools represented 1.8% of Advanced Placement examinees statewide in 2004, up from 1.4% in 2000. In 2004 and in 2000, the percentage of examinees who were Hispanic was higher than the percentage of the student population who was Hispanic - in 2004, 1% of the student population was Hispanic, and in 2000, 0.6% of the student population was Hispanic.

With the percentage of examinees exceeding the student population percentage, Tennessee is considered to have eliminated the "equity gap" that exists when a minority population is under-represented among examinees, as compared to its percentage of the population.

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