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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The College Board says in a new report that Utah ranks in the top ten in the country for success on Advanced Placement exams.

The report shows that one in four public high school students in Utah earned passing scores on Advanced Placement tests in 2013. That put Utah in a tie for seventh with New York.

Maryland leads the rankings. Mississippi ranks last.

Utah’s percentage of students scoring 3s or higher on the tests increased 6-percent since 2003, slower growth than the rest of the country.

Utah ranked second in these rankings a decade ago behind only New York.

Advanced Placement exams started in the 1950s and offer a way for students to earn college credit while still in high school.