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AP Data and Research

Every year the College Board releases summary reports outlining student and school participation and performance data on a national and state-by-state basis for that year’s AP® Exams.

  • Reports are archived since 1997 and contain information about participation in the AP Program, performance on individual exams including score distributions by subject, changes in exam volume, and much more.
  • Beginning with the 2002 exam administration, the amount of data and type of reports published increased considerably, providing even greater insight into the students and schools that participate in the AP Program.

AP Program Participation and Performance Data
The AP Program compiles a vast amount of data each year on AP Exam participation, performance and volume that can be used to compare and contrast exam-takers worldwide.

AP Archived Data
See data and reports for exam administrations since 1997.

AP Report to the Nation
Available for 2005 thru 2013, this report used a combination of state, national, and AP Program data, providing each U.S. state with information to celebrate its successes, understand its challenges, and set meaningful, data-driven goals to give more students the opportunity for success in college.

AP Data Requests
Can’t find what you’re looking for in the resources above? Submit a data request to our research department.

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