All About Education in America

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  • Dressed for Success
  • How Safe Is My Child?
  • Jump Start on College Courses
  • What Is the Cost of College?
  • How Can I Get Financial Help?
  • After Investing in College, How Many Will Graduate?
  • Are the Costs of College Worth It?
  • Facts and Figures on the Nation's School System
  • How Many Students Are There?
  • Who Is Teaching Them?
  • How Much Is Spent on Education
  • What Are Students Being Taught?

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Although more students are taking Advanced Placement exams, that doesn’t mean there are more students earning college credits while still in high school. More than 2 million students took 3.7 million Advanced Placement exams in 2012, according the College Board. However, the number of students who scored a 3, usually the minimum grade to earn credit, dropped to 59.2 percent in 2012 from 65.5 percent in 1992.

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