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Encouraging students to pursue academic careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is a national priority. Students who take AP math and science courses major in STEM fields at significantly higher rates than other students, according to the study, "AP Students in College: An Analysis of Five-Year Academic Careers," released by the College Board in 2007. Student participation in AP science and mathematics courses grew 9 percent to 1.8 million students from 2009 to 2010.
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