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AP exam participation: Bartow County
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AP exam participation: Bartow County

(WXIA) -- More Georgia high school students are taking -- and passing -- Advanced Placement exams.

Last school year, 89,806 Georgia students took 154,176 AP exams. That's an 8 percent increase in the number of participants and almost a 9 percent increase in the number of tests.

AP exams are graded on a scale of 1 to 5. Passing scores of 3, 4 or 5 often allow the test-takers to earn college credit.

Georgia's seniors earned 86,075 passing scores on their AP exams in 2014, a 9.6 percent increase over 2013.

English Language and Composition was the state's most popular AP exam, followed by U.S. History and World History.

In Bartow County, 393 students took 636 AP exams in 2014, and 400 of those exams earned passing scores.

Here are the AP exam breakdowns for each Bartow County public high school:

Adairsville HS
117 students took 207 exams
138 passing scores

Cass HS
133 students took 199 exams
84 passing scores

Woodland HS
143 students took 230 exams
178 passing scores

At Cartersville High School, which is part of the Cartersville City School District, 427 students took 617 AP exams, and 169 of those exams earned passing scores.

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