SALISBURY – A Wicomico County student has been recognized as one of 16 people from around the world to earn a perfect score on an Advanced Placement exam.
Last week, Wicomico County Public Schools announced Marvin Li, a sophomore at James M. Bennett High School, earned a score of 5 – the highest possible score – on the College Board’s Advanced Placement U.S. History exam last May and was one of only 16 students from around the world to earn every point possible on the assessment.
“I found out my score sometime in June or July, but I didn’t know I got a perfect score until I received a letter from the College Board last week,” he said. “I really enjoyed the subject and felt that my efforts paid off.”
The College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.
Each AP course concludes with a college-level exam that is scored by college and university faculty, as well as experienced AP teachers, on a five-point scale. According to the College Board, students who perform well on AP exams also improve their chances of getting into college and receiving college credit for equivalent courses.