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The College Board has found every state increased its proportion of students who demonstrated college-level mastery of an Advanced Placement course in high school, which is defined as a score of 3 or higher on the course’s test.

  Class of 2004 % Point change   Class of 2004 % Point Change
Alabama 5.0% 1.1 Montana 8.8% 2.0
Alaska 10.8 0.7 Nebraska 4.0 0.8
Arizona 8.0 0.8 Nevada 12.4 3.3
Arkansas 6.1 1.8 New Hampshire 10.9 1.7
California 18.7 3.7 New Jersey 15.5 2.6
Colorado 16.2 4.0 New Mexico 8.1 2.0
Connecticut 17.6 4.0 New York 21.2 3.3
Delaware 11.1 3.5 North Carolina 15.8 4.5
District of Columbia 8.2 1.6 North Dakota 5.7 1.3
Florida 19.2 5.7 Ohio 9.4 2.3
Georgia 12.0 2.3 Oklahoma 8.3 2.9
Hawaii 7.7 1.9 Oregon 8.8 1.7
Idaho 8.7 1.6 Pennsylvania 10.1 1.8
Illinois 13.3 3.4 Rhode Island 7.8 0.9
Indiana 7.7 1.7 South Carolina 11.2 1.2
Iowa 6.6 1.7 South Dakota 8.3 2.4
Kansas 6.3 1.9 Tennessee 7.9 1.7
Kentucky 7.7 2.2 Texas 13.1 3.2
Louisiana 2.5 0.6 Utah 19.3 1.9
Maine 12.8 2.7 Vermont 14.0 2.5
Maryland 19.4 5.3 Virginia 17.7 1.8
Massachusetts 18.1 3.6 Washington 11.6 4.0
Michigan 10.9 2.1 West Virginia 6.4 1.8
Minnesota 10.6 2.5 Wisconsin 13.7 3.2
Mississippi 2.9 0.6 Wyoming 6.7 2.9
Missouri 5.3 1.6 Nation 13.2% 3.0

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