AP Data and Research

The AP Program compiles a vast amount of data each year on AP Exam participation, performance, and volume that can be used to compare exam takers worldwide. Available in both PDF and Excel formats, the reports include detailed data separated into categories that can be used to evaluate relative performance during a single school year or over a span of years. 

National and State Data 

Fair access to advanced courses is a priority for the AP Program. These reports are designed to equip policymakers, school officials, and advocates with the information they need to measure progress in providing students with preparation for, and access to, AP courses. 

Summary Reports 

The following reports provide a broad overview of AP Program participation. PDFs require Adobe Reader (latest version recommended). 

Score Distributions 

These reports include detailed information about which AP scores were earned. 

Exam Volume 

The reports below show how the AP Program has grown. 

Other Information and Data 

These reports provide supplemental information. 

We are streamlining how we report data on our programs and services, including AP data. On the AP Program Results site, you can find links to extensive reporting on AP participation and performance of graduating classes as well as AP Exam administrations. If there is a data point that isn't available here, please follow the instructions below and we will do our best to fulfill your request.

  • Requests from schools, districts, and state departments of education should be made through the College Board regional offices.
  • All other requests should be made via this form.