State Supplement February 13, 2013

Oregon

AP Report to the Nation
®

The 9th Annual

The 9th Annual AP Report to the Nation | Oregon Supplement

Oregon
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3 5 Fostering AP® Participation and Success A Closer Look at Equity Gaps in AP Participation and Success

About This Report
This report provides educators and policymakers with information they can use to celebrate their successes, understand their unique challenges, and set meaningful goals to increase opportunity for all students. It’s important to note that while AP Exams are valid measures of students’ content mastery of college-level studies in specific academic disciplines, AP results should never be used as the sole measure for gauging educational excellence and equity. Because reliable demographic data for nonpublic schools are not available for all states, this report represents public school students only. Additionally, this report looks at students’ entire experience with AP — tracking exams taken by graduates throughout their high school careers — as opposed to reporting exam results from a particular calendar year. Additional data are available at apreport.collegeboard.org.
Note: Throughout this report, public high school graduates represent projections supplied in Knocking at the College Door (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2008).

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The 9th Annual AP Report to the Nation | Oregon Supplement Fostering AP Participation and Success

Figure 1 | Growth in AP® participation and success
Number of graduates leaving high school having taken an AP® Exam Number of graduates scoring 3+ on an AP Exam during high school

3,643

6,107

7,706

8,059

2,477

3,812

4,719

5,025

are succeeding on AP Exams today than took them in 2002

More graduates

2002

2007

2011

2012

Figure 2 | Participation in and success on AP Exams in the class of 2012
Percentage of graduates leaving high school having taken an AP Exam Percentage of graduates scoring 3+ on an AP Exam during high school
Percentage of Oregon Graduating Class

0% 1.5% 1.1% 12.2% 7.5% 17.0% 9.7% 8.1% 5.2% 6.7% 3.7% 2.2% 1.4%

30%

60%
Art History, Music Theory, Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio, Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio, and Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio

Arts

English

English Language and Composition, and English Literature and Composition

History and social sciences

History and Social Sciences

Comparative Government and Politics, European History, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, United States Government and Politics, United States History, and World History

had the greatest number of graduates scoring a 3 or higher

Mathematics and Computer Science

Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science A, Computer Science AB*, and Statistics

Sciences

Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics B, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, and Physics C: Mechanics Chinese Language and Culture, French Language and Culture, French Literature*, German Language and Culture, Italian Language and Culture*, Japanese Language and Culture, Latin Literature*, Latin: Vergil, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature

World Languages

Any Discipline

26.0% 16.2%
Total Number of Graduates: 31,049

* The AP Computer Science AB, French Literature, and Latin Literature Exams were last offered in the 2008-09 school year. AP Italian Language and Culture was discontinued after the 2008-09 school year, and was reinstated in 2011-12.

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The 9th Annual AP Report to the Nation | Oregon Supplement Fostering AP Participation and Success

Figure 3 | Score distributions of AP Exams taken by the class of 2012 during high school
Ten Most Popular AP Exams Rank Subject No. of Exams
100% 80% 60% 40%

Score of 1

Score of 2

Score of 3 % of Exam Scores+
20%
4.2 5.8 3.4 4.7 2.3 8.3 13.6 14.3 14.4 15.4 17.4 18.8 7.5 10.5 19.4 13.0 15.5 15.0 21.6 17.9 22.7 17.9 14.3 14.3 15.3 14.5 13.0 12.5 23.9 21.1 12.5 19.8 18.0 19.2 13.8 27.9 19.7 17.4 17.0 18.7 16.7 25.5 25.6 28.1 17.5 18.4 21.4 21.7 21.7 25.0 15.9 25.0

Score of 4

Score of 5

0%

20%

40%

60%

80%
79.2

100%

Chinese Language and Culture Calculus BC Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio Music Theory Physics C: Mechanics Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Microeconomics 6 Psychology Japanese Language and Culture German Language and Culture French Language and Culture Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio Art History Physics B Human Geography 8 9 2 4 3 10 5 1 7 Statistics European History English Language and Composition Macroeconomics Calculus AB Computer Science A English Literature and Composition Spanish Language Chemistry United States Government and Politics Environmental Science United States History Spanish Literature Biology Comparative Government and Politics World History Italian Language and Culture* Latin: Vergil

24 381 190 44 84 154 49 430 1,191 23 16 67 95 72 369 316 871 828 2,500 476 1,744 48 2,170 559 726 1,733 452 2,999 49 983 155 254 1 1
23.9 24.8 15.3 28.6 33.6 17.7 20.4 6.9 24.9 26.7 8.4

4.2 12.5 16.0 18.4 28.4 29.5 45.5 22.6 27.9 24.5 29.8 28.2 17.4 12.5 35.8 17.9 48.4 33.3 25.5 24.1 23.9 19.5 13.6 26.2 26.6 28.6 19.1 20.2 30.4 31.3 14.9

56.4

11.6 8.4 18.1 16.3 16.8 13.8

35.0 31.3 25.4 18.7 22.9 32.0 16.3 23.4 24.9 19.2 23.4 32.7 14.4 19.4 26.8 18.3 14.8 24.5 18.6 15.6 22.8

20.7 8.9 21.1 11.3 20.4 24.5 25.0 19.2 9.0 19.1 14.7 16.1 11.7

27.6 10.5 33.3

6.3 12.5 32.9 15.2 16.5 25.7 25.9 33.0 20.4 15.7 30.3 29.5

19.5 8.8 14.3 18.0 11.6 5.1 4.1

13.8

+

Due to rounding, percentages do not always add up to 100.0. *AP Italian Language and Culture was discontinued after the 2008-09 school year, and was reinstated in 2011-12. Discontinued subjects, as well as those with fewer than five AP Exam takers, were omitted from this figure.

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The 9th Annual AP Report to the Nation | Oregon Supplement A Closer Look at Equity Gaps in AP Participation and Success

Low Income
Figure 4 | Trends in AP Exam participation and success
The percentage or number of ... graduates leaving high school having taken an AP Exam graduates scoring 3+ on an AP Exam during high school ... who are from low-income backgrounds

4,369

exams were taken by low-income graduates in the class of 2012

100% 90% 80%
Percentage of Specific Population

70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 10.6% 5.5% 5.3% 2003 9.0% 2007
Graduating Class

20.1% 16.9%

21.4% 18.5%

2011

2012

2003 219 140

2007 649 344

2011 1,550 798

2012 1,725 929

At time of press, the numbers of low-income students for each graduating class and for low-income AP Exam takers prior to the class of 2003 were not available.

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The 9th Annual AP Report to the Nation | Oregon Supplement A Closer Look at Equity Gaps in AP Participation and Success

Black/African American
Figure 5 | Trends in AP Exam participation and success
The percentage or number of ... students in the graduating class graduates leaving high school having taken an AP Exam graduates scoring 3+ on an AP Exam during high school ... who are black/African American

141

black/African American graduates in the class of 2012 took an AP Exam during high school

100% 90% 80%
Percentage of Specific Population

70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 2002 2007
Graduating Class

1.9% 0.6% 0.2%

2.2% 1.1% 0.8%

2.4% 1.8% 1.0% 2011

2.4% 1.7% 1.2% 2012

2002 594 22 5

2007 704 70 29

2011 752 136 46

2012 739 141 62

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The 9th Annual AP Report to the Nation | Oregon Supplement A Closer Look at Equity Gaps in AP Participation and Success

Hispanic/Latino
Figure 6 | Trends in AP Exam participation and success
The percentage or number of ... students in the graduating class graduates leaving high school having taken an AP Exam graduates scoring 3+ on an AP Exam during high school ... who are Hispanic/Latino

813

Hispanic/Latino graduates in the class of 2012 took an AP Exam during high school

100% 90% 80%
Percentage of Specific Population

70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 2002 6.4% 3.1% 3.1% 15.1% 10.0% 5.0% 4.7% 2007
Graduating Class

16.2% 10.1% 8.3% 2012

8.9% 7.7% 2011

2002 1,990 112 77

2007 3,203 304 178

2011 4,771 688 362

2012 5,036 813 418

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The 9th Annual AP Report to the Nation | Oregon Supplement A Closer Look at Equity Gaps in AP Participation and Success

American Indian/ Alaska Native
Figure 7 | Trends in AP Exam participation and success
The percentage or number of ... students in the graduating class graduates leaving high school having taken an AP Exam graduates scoring 3+ on an AP Exam during high school ... who are American Indian/Alaska Native

72

American Indian/ Alaska Native graduates in the class of 2012 took an AP Exam during high school

100% 90% 80%
Percentage of Specific Population

70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 1.6% 1.0% 1.0% 2002 2.0% 0.9% 0.8% 2007
Graduating Class

2.2% 1.0% 0.7% 2011

2.2% 0.9% 0.9% 2012

2002 490 36 25

2007 656 56 31

2011 685 74 32

2012 694 72 44

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The 9th Annual AP Report to the Nation | Oregon Supplement A Closer Look at Equity Gaps in AP Participation and Success

Asian/Asian American/ Pacific Islander
Figure 8 | Trends in AP Exam participation and success
The percentage or number of ... students in the graduating class graduates leaving high school having taken an AP Exam graduates scoring 3+ on an AP Exam during high school ... who are Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander

880

Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander graduates in the class of 2012 took an AP Exam during high school

100% 90% 80%
Percentage of Specific Population

70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 8.0% 7.9% 4.1% 2002 9.4% 9.1% 5.3% 2007
Graduating Class

11.1% 10.8% 6.6% 2011

12.0% 10.9% 6.8% 2012

2002 1,283 290 195

2007 1,698 555 357

2011 2,076 836 526

2012 2,105 880 602

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The 9th Annual AP Report to the Nation | Oregon Supplement A Closer Look at Equity Gaps in AP Participation and Success

White
Figure 9 | Trends in AP Exam participation and success
The percentage or number of ... students in the graduating class graduates leaving high school having taken an AP Exam graduates scoring 3+ on an AP Exam during high school ... who are white

5,650

white graduates in the class of 2012 took an AP Exam during high school

100% 90% 80%
Percentage of Specific Population

84.9% 82.9% 82.9%

81.0% 78.6% 78.5%

73.4% 73.0% 71.4%

72.1% 71.8% 70.1%

70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 2002

2007
Graduating Class

2011

2012

2002 26,464 3,019 2,054

2007 25,974 4,791 2,998

2011 22,978 5,505 3,464

2012 22,286 5,650 3,621

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