Latest measure of state education progress due Thursday
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana education officials are set to release results in Advanced Placement tests taken by the state's high school students.
Education Superintendent John White has scheduled a news conference to coincide with Thursday's morning release of the figures.
The Advanced Placement program offers college-level courses and examinations to high school students. Students who score high enough can earn college credit at many institutions.
Last year, the state saw an increase in the number of students participating in the program and earning advance credit. White has touted the program as beneficial, even for those students who don't score high enough to qualify for college credit.
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