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Advanced Placement (AP) Exams Data Report

Repository archive entry for the AP Exams in the Programs No Longer Administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) Section of the CDE website.

Added to Programs No Longer Administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) on April 4, 2022.

This information is for historical purposes only and it is possible that information contained here may not be current.


The Advanced Placement (AP) exams are standardized exams owned and published by the College Board, a non-profit organization in the United States, and are designed to measure how well students have mastered specific content. Students that receive qualifying AP scores may be granted credit, advanced placement, or both, in colleges across the United States.

A data sharing agreement between the CDE and the College Board has allowed the CDE to use the data for two purposes:

  1. Match AP tests to California public schools and produce an AP Report for each school, district, county, and the state. This report reflects the number of students who earned a specific exam score (i.e., scores 1 through 5).

  2. Match AP test takers to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) with the purpose of using the linked results within the state’s accountability system. Specifically, the AP data is calculated and reported within the College/Career Indicator (CCI) on the California School Dashboard (Dashboard).

Effective February 2022, following a review of current CDE and local educational agency business needs with respect to the AP data, the CDE has discontinued the creation and publication of the AP Report and supporting downloadable files, but will continue to publish the AP exam data through the CCI Additional Report.

For more information on how the AP exam results are used in the CCI, please refer to the CDE Dashboard Flyers web page and the Dashboard Technical Guide on the CDE California School Dashboard and System of Support web page. To access AP exam results through the CCI Additional Report, please refer to the CDE School Dashboard Additional Reports web page.

For questions about prior year and current test results, including requests for transcripts, please contact the College Board External link opens in new window or tab..

Questions:   California Department of Education | 916-319-0800
Last Reviewed: Monday, April 4, 2022