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AP exam participation: Newton County
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AP exam participation: Newton County

(WXIA) -- More Georgia high school students are taking -- and passing -- Advanced Placement exams.

Last school year, 89,806 Georgia students took 154,176 AP exams. That's an 8 percent increase in the number of participants and almost a 9 percent increase in the number of tests.

AP exams are graded on a scale of 1 to 5. Passing scores of 3, 4 or 5 often allow the test-takers to earn college credit.

Georgia's seniors earned 86,075 passing scores on their AP exams in 2014, a 9.6 percent increase over 2013.

English Language and Composition was the state's most popular AP exam, followed by U.S. History and World History.

In Newton County, 485 students took 775 AP exams in 2014, and 323 of those exams earned passing scores.

Here are the AP exam breakdowns for each Newton County public high school:

Alcovy HS
158 students took 263 exams
97 passing scores

Eastside HS
146 students took 234 exams
155 passing scores

Newton HS
181 students took 278 exams
71 passing scores

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