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AP exam participation: Douglas County
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AP exam participation: Douglas 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 Douglas County, 991 students took 1,383 AP exams in 2014, and 240 of those exams earned passing scores.

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

Alexander HS
145 students took 196 exams
72 passing scores

Chapel Hill HS
110 students took 143 exams
54 passing scores

Douglas County HS
164 students took 228 exams
35 passing scores

Lithia Springs HS
295 students took 412 exams
38 passing scores

New Manchester HS
277 students took 404 exams
41 passing scores

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