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AP exam participation: Carroll County
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AP exam participation: Carroll 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 Carroll County, 378 students took 525 AP exams in 2014, and 179 of those exams earned passing scores.

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

Bowdon HS
68 students took 96 exams
17 passing scores

Central HS
139 students took 206 exams
64 passing scores

Mount Zion HS
29 students took 38 exams
12 passing scores

Temple HS
44 students took 63 exams
22 passing scores

Villa Rica HS
98 students took 122 exams
64 passing scores

At Carrollton High School, which is part of Carrollton City Schools, 219 students took 350 AP exams, and 152 of those exams earned passing scores.

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