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Morton High School students score well in AP Spanish

Published: Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 2:16 p.m. CDT

A total of 110 Morton High School students have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their achievement on the AP Spanish Language Exam, according to school officials.

Of the 145 students who took the exam, 110 passed with at least a 3 on a scale of 1 to 5. Of the 110 who received at least a score of 3, 55 students received a score of 5.

According to officials, most four-year colleges in the U.S. provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

A score of a four or a five on an AP Exam is said to be comparable to an "A" grade earned in an introductory college course at many institutions of higher education. A score of three is said to be equivalent to a grade of a "B" earned at the college level.

The College Board's Advanced Placement allows students to take college-level courses while still in high school, and earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.

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