Women, Hispanics also underrepresented among Florida’s AP math and science exam passers

While the underrepresentation of black students among Florida’s AP exam passers in math and science is profound, the underrepresentation of females among these students is severe in some of these subjects as well.  And Hispanics are underrepresented as well, although not as severely as black students.

While females are actually overrepresented among exam passers in AP Biology, they are strongly underrepresented in physics, and especially in computer science.  It is also interesting to note that females are more strongly underrepresented in the higher level calculus course, Calculus BC, than they are in the first calculus course, Calculus AB.


The underrepresentation of Hispanic students among AP exam passers in math and science is not as severe as that of black students, but is certainly significant.


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