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Detailed data on pass rates, race, and gender for 2013

If you are looking for the data for all states for the AP CS A exam from 1998 to 2013 see http://home.cc.gatech.edu/ice-gt/321.

The following file has 3 sheets with detailed data by race and gender. The first sheet is from 2006 to 2013 for selected states. The second sheet is the race and gender information for every state for 2013. The third sheet is the race and gender information for every state for 2012.

There was a problem with the % increase calculation. I fixed that on 2/10/2014. Thanks to Mihaela Sabin for noticing that and informing me.


DetailedStateInfoAP-CS-A-2006-2013-with-PercentBlackAndHIspanicByState-fixed.xlsx

This data was compiled from the data from the College Board at https://apcourseaudit.epiconline.org/ledger/ and http://research.collegeboard.org/programs/ap/data/archived.

Some interesting findings from this data:

  • No females took the exam in Mississippi (1 exam taken), Montana (11 exams taken), and Wyoming (no exams).
  • Wyoming had nobody take the AP CS A exam in 2013. They had 35 students take the exam in 2001.
  • Mississippi had only 1 person take the AP CS A exam in 2013. But, they had 40 students take it in 1999.
  • For states that had some females take the exam the percentage female ranged from 3.88% in Utah (4 out of 103) to 29% in Tennessee (73 out of 251). However, 30 of Tenn females can be attributed to a girls only school that offers AP CS A.
  • 11 states had no Black students take the exam: Alaska (21 exam takers -4.3% Black by population), Idaho (47 - 0.9% Black), Kansas (47 - 6.2% Black), Maine (161 - 1.0%), Mississippi (1 - 37.3%), Montana (11 - 0.67%), Nebraska (46 - 4.5%), New Mexico (57 - 3%), North Dakota (9 - 1%), Utah (103 - 1.2%), and Wyoming (0 - 1.2%).
  • The following states had the most Black students taking the exam: 1) Maryland with 170 (10.43% of exam takers, but it is 29.4% Black), 2) Texas with 132 (3.3% of exam takers, but 11.9% in state), 3) Georgia with 129 (10.29% of exam takers, but 30% in state), 4) Florida with 83 (5.45% of exam takers but 15.9% of population) Virginia with 78 (4.7% of exam takers but 19.9% of pop), 6) California with 74 (1.49% but 6.7%), 7) New York with 68 (3.6%, but 15.2%), 8) New Jersey with 34 (2.1% but 14.5%) Mass with 34 (3.1% but 7%) and 10) North Carolina with 28 (5.0% but 21.6%). The pass rates for Black student in these states: Maryland 27.06%, Texas 48.48%, Georgia 21.7%, Florida 19.28%, Virginia 28.21%, California 56.76%, New York 33.82%, New Jersey 47.06%, Mass 38.24%, and North Carolina 21.43%.
  • The pass rate for Black students in states that had at least 5 Black students take the exam ranged from 19% (Florida) to 75% (Alabama) with 6 of 8 passing.
  • 8 states had no Hispanic students take the exam: Alaska (21 exam takers), Idaho (47), Kansas (47), Mississippi (1), Montana (11), Nebraska (46), North Dakota (9), and Wyoming (0).
  • The following states had the most Hispanic students taking the exam: 1) Texas with 751 (18.8% of exam takers but it is 37.6% Hispanic), 2) California with 392 (7.89% of exam takers but it is 37.6% Hispanic), 3) Florida with 269 (17.68% of exam takers, but it is 22.5% Hispanic), 4) New York with 150 (8.07%, but 17.6% Hispanic), 5) Illinois with 142 (9.10% but 15.8% Hispanic), 6) New Jersey with 96 , 7) Virginia with 90, 8) Maryland with 88, 9) Georgia with 71, and 10) Mass with 56. In report the Hispanic numbers I cam combining the College Board categories of Mexican American, Other Hispanic, and Puerto Rican. The pass rates for Hispanic students in these states: Texas 44.47%, California 47.45%, Florida 44.61%, New York 35.33%, Illinois 39.44%, New Jersey 52.08%, Virginia 46.67%, Maryland 44.32%, Georgia 40.85%, and Mass 39.29%


Last modified 3 June 2014 at 5:54 pm by ericson