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Miami-Dade Wins Top College Board Award For AP Classes

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Miami-Dade schools has earned top honors for successfully expanding access to tough, college-level courses while improving passing scores, the College Board announced Monday.

The school district won the AP District Award because, from 2011 to 2013, the number of students taking Advanced Placement courses increased by 2,000 to 22,000 students. At the same time, the percentage of students earning a score of 3 or higher on the AP exam, the score typically needed to receive college credit from a university, increased by four points to 46 percent, which is higher than the Florida average from 2012.

The award is given to three districts, one small, medium and large, each year.

Read the full story at MiamiHerald.com.

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