Advanced Placement Tests Where Black Students Continue to Struggle

Last week JBHE reported on the subjects where black students have had the most success in the Advanced Placement program. Now we turn to the AP tests where black students had the least amount of success.

Only 457 of the 2,614 black students, or 17.5 percent, who took the AP environmental science test received a qualifying score of 3 or above. This was the lowest success rate for blacks among all the AP examinations.

Less than 25 percent of all black students succeeded in qualifying for college credit in the subject areas of macroeconomics, physics, English language, statistics, U.S. history, English literature, U.S. government and politics, chemistry, microeconomics, Spanish, and the more widely taken of the two computer science tests.