MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) - Alabama's students are doing much better on college placement exams.
State superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice announced results Wednesday that show major increases in the number of students passing advanced placement tests in math, science, and English.
Alabama ranks number one in the country, in percent increases. The state held a celebration in Mobile. Governor Robert Bentley wasn't able to attend, but he sent a video message congratulating students.
"It's a good day when we see so many of our students from different backgrounds becoming better prepared for college level courses," he said.
Meanwhile, 21 schools have been chosen to take part in the Advanced Placement training and Incentive Program.
The program helps schools increase attendance and test scores.
In North Alabama, the schools chosen include Guntersville High School, Johnson and Butler High Schools in Huntsville, and Bob Jones and James Clemens High Schools in Madison.