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Classroom Context: AP Coursetaking

As part of the 2010 civics assessment, principals of twelfth-graders were asked to estimate the percentage of students in their school who were enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) course in government and politics. The percentage of students whose principals responded in each category is shown below.

Grade 12

Approximately 42 percent of twelfth-graders had principals who reported more than one-quarter of their students were currently enrolled in an Advanced Placement U.S. government and politics course.

Enrollment in U.S. government and politics advanced placement: Grade 12 percentage of students

NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. See complete data.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2010 Civics Assessment.

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