The number of Nevada public school students who are adequately prepared for college is up slightly, according to the latest release of the state’s Advanced Placement scores.
Of the 20,505 public school students who took an exam in 2018, 10,922 scored a 3 or higher — a passing score that qualifies students for college credit or placement.
That’s a 3 percent increase from last year, according to College Board data provided to the state Department of Education.
That jump comes amid broader participation in the AP program, which can provide college credit to high school students who take the advanced courses.
For example, participation in the AP Computer Science Principles course statewide grew 127 percent from last year — including among female and Latino students. The majority of students who took that exam, 59 percent, scored…