These Are The States Where Kids Do Best On AP Exams

When it comes to advanced placement exams, kids in some states fare far better than those in other states.

A new map compiled by research engine Findthebest.com shows how kids scored on AP exams around the country in 2013. In Mississippi, only 4 percent of 2013 graduates scored a three or above -- a score that may mean college credit, depending on the school's policy. Nearly 30 percent of 2013 graduates in Maryland did the same.

The map below breaks down the scores:

In 2013, more than 1 million students took an AP exam. About 600,000 students received a score of three or above on at least one test, according to a report released last year by the College Board.

Some AP exams have a large racial and gender gap. Only 19 percent of the 20,000 students who took the AP Computer Science exam in 2013 were female. Only 3 percent were African-American.

Clarification: Language has been amended to reflect that the map is citing data on AP test scores among 2013 graduates, rather than among the smaller number of total test-takers.

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