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Mayor: Record number of NYC students took AP exams in 2018

March 5, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says a record number of city students took Advanced Placement exams during the 2018 school year.

The Democratic mayor says the increase is due to his “AP for All” plan announced in 2015, which called for all city students to have access to at least one AP class by 2021. The Daily News reports de Blasio said at a press conference Tuesday that 55,011 students took AP exams in 2018, an 11.4 percent increase from 2017.

City Education Department statistics indicate a record number of students also passed their exams.

Students may take optional AP exams in order to earn the potential for early college credits, which are also used to evaluate college applications.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

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