The number of Missouri students succeeding on Advanced Placement Tests has doubled in the last decade.
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education spokesperson Sarah Potter said AP tests saved a great deal of money for students in 2012.
“Potential cost savings for the students and families are more than fifteen million dollars by taking these exams and getting college credit,” Potter said.
Although Missouri is showing improvement among the students who do take the test, the number of students taking the test is low.
Students in the Columbia Public School system who took Advanced Placement exams in 2012 outscored their peers across Missouri. Some of the district’s highest scores came in Psychology and Biology.