Results from the spring 2002 administration of the Advanced Placement (AP) tests in the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) show that participation has about doubled in the last five years. This has been accompanied by a slight decline in performance over the five years but that trend started to be reversed. From 1998 to 2002 the number of AP tests taken in MCPS increased 124 percent. The number of students taking these tests increased 92 percent. The average score on the five point scale was 3.59 in 1998 and 3.48 in 2002.
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