Transcript of a Data Graphic - Our Potential Loss
In each graduating class, hundreds of thousands of students demonstrate high potential for success in AP math course work. Of these, 60 percent are not participating in any of the AP math courses for which they have high potential, and 40 percent are participating.
Where is the greatest potential lost?
Among students with high potential for success in AP math course work, only:
6 out of 10 Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students
4 out of 10 white students
3 out of 10 Hispanic/Latino students
3 out of 10 black/African American students
2 out of 10 American Indian/Alaska Native students
...took any such AP math course.
These data are based on the nearly 2 million public school students in the class of 2012 who took the PSAT/NMSQT as 10th- or 11th-graders. Students were classified as taking a recommended AP subject if they completed an AP Exam in a subject for which they had potential to succeed. AP subjects in mathematics are Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science A, and Statistics.