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NM Hispanic students ranked No. 1 for AP scores

Created: 02/01/2014 5:28 PM
By: Johnny Cordoba, KOB 4

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - Hispanic high school students in New Mexico have taken the top spot nationally in getting passing scores in Advanced Placement classes.           

Gov. Susana Martinez announced that a new report shows nearly half of Hispanic high school graduates in 2013 scored a three or higher on an AP exam.           

Martinez says 43 percent of the students achieved the score and it is the highest percentage nationwide.           

She says it is the second year in a row Hispanic students in the state taking at least one AP class have ranked No. 1.           

The state's low-income student population ranked second nationally for AP scores. The report shows almost half of those students who graduated in 2013 took an AP class and 40 percent of them got at least a passing score.

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