The College Board has just issued its summary report on the results of last spring's Advanced Placement test for the high school Class of 2012. This is interesting information. It shows how many students took AP exams, a breakdown of scores, key demographic data, state-specific performance information, plus other insights.
Unless you just beamed down from another planet, you probably know what AP courses are and what they are designed to do. Just in case you are new to our planet, here's a brief explanation from the College Board site: