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Reach Out to a Student About AP

All In is the College Board’s effort to unify and amplify the efforts of educators working to eliminate the barriers that African American, Latino, and Native American students face and to ensure that 100% of these students with AP potential enroll in at least one AP class in which they show potential.

Despite years of hard work from dedicated and committed education professionals in every part of this country, far too many students of color who have the ability to succeed in AP classes are not enrolled in those classes. As educators, we can’t condone such wasted potential, and as a country, we cannot afford it.

Why All In? African American, Latino, and Native American students who have AP potential but do not take a matched AP Exam often attend schools where AP classes are offered. For example, in the 2018 cohort, while more than 55,500 African American students were identified as having AP potential in one or more AP subjects, over 26,400 students in that group (48%) did not take an AP Exam in any of those subjects. What’s more, 78% of those 26,400 students went to schools where the AP subjects in which they had AP potential were offered. The table below provides these data for Latino and Native American students as well.

Together we can—and must—do something to move the needle now and eliminate barriers for students with potential.

  2018 Cohort of students with AP potential and whether they took a matched AP Exam
  Black/African American students Hispanic/Latino students Native American students
AP Potential in at Least One AP Subject 55,533 156,216 3,273
Took AP 29,069 (52%) 91,345 (58%) 1,319 (40%)
Didn't Take AP 26,464 (48%) 64,871 (42%) 1,954 (60%)
With Courses 20,750 (78%) 51,351 (79%) 1,385 (71%)
Without Courses 5,714 (22%) 13,520 (21%) 569 (29%)

Data based on 2018 US Public School students; 60% AP Potential