Few minority and female students took computer science AP exam in 2013

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Advanced Placement Computer Science exam clearly has a problem when it comes to minority and female high school students.

The College Board -- the association responsible for creating and overseeing AP testing -- on Tuesday released its annual report on AP exam participation and performance, noting that a vast majority of AP Computer Science test-takers in 2013 were white males. Of the more than 20,000 students to take the exam last year, 81 percent were male and 54 percent were white. Only 9 percent of the test-takers were Latino and 3 percent were African-American.

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