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ADVANCED PLACEMENT TEST SCORES RISE FOR THE STATE

  by Cynthia Howell | February 8, 2020, at 9:08 a.m.

AR Democrat-Gazette

“The number of Arkansas students who took Advanced Placement exams to earn college credit dipped in 2019 as did the number of exams taken. But the number of exams receiving desired scores of 3, 4 or 5 (which provides college credit) hit a new high…”

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In 2007 Arkansas AIMS received a grant from the National Math and Science Initiative to increase the number of Arkansas students participating in and earning college-qualifying scores for rigorous AP classes. In 2020, Arkansas AIMS continues to open doors for high school and now middle/junior high school students to reach their academic potential. AR AIMS basic belief remains that student success begins with teachers who are knowledgeable in their subject matter, skilled at instructing diverse classrooms, and capable of preparing students to be confident and creative problem-solvers. As Arkansas AIMS continues for the 12th year, our multi-year longitudinal research continues to reveal the benefits of our partnership to ensure strong academic opportunities for students to prepare them for college and career.