For those of you who weren’t convinced by Florida’s catastrophic 2015 NAEP 8th grade math results, perhaps the 2015 AP exam results will convince you that Florida is not a math and science education state. The “Just Read!” state is a national leader in the percentages of students who pass AP exams in social sciences, English, foreign languages and art. But in math and science, Florida is merely average.
The chart below shows the number of AP exam passers per 1000 high school students for the five categories of exams. Massachusetts is included in the comparison because they are the nation’s gold standard for K-12 education – and the state with which Florida should aspire to compete.