WHAT IS THE
FORMAT OF THE EXAMS?
The exams are administered each spring in
May according to the College Board guidelines. Most AP exams contain an essay
or problem-solving section as well as a multiple choice section. Exams
range from two to three hours in length.
WHAT DOES IT
The fee for AP exams is set by the College Board. Participants pay a fee of approximately
$75.00 that covers the cost of administrating and marking the AP exam and is
payable to the College Board.
The multiple-choice section of the exam is scored by computer. The
free-response booklets are evaluated by faculty consultants comprised of
selected professors and AP teachers. The AP grading system is based on an
overall 5-point grading scale. [5-Extremely Well Qualified, 4 - Well
Qualified, 3 - Qualified, 2 - Possibly Qualified, 1 - No
AP course description and AP exams are prepared by the College Board
Development Committees comprised of college and University faculty and
experienced AP teachers from around the world. These committees are
assisted by content experts from Educational Testing Services. Each year the
Development Committees set specifications and develop new versions of the
SHOULD I KNOW?
AP can change your life. Through university-level AP courses, you enter a
universe of knowledge that might otherwise remain unexplored in high school;
through AP exams, you have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standings
at most of the nation’s universities.