AP Exams and How They're Scored

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Throughout a student’s academic career, they will be evaluated through many grades and standardized tests. The Advanced Placement Exams serve as much more than just an evaluation of knowledge that student obtain during the course, but as an assessment of how much information was retained throughout the year. AP Exams can even earn students college credit that will help place them out of introductory courses.


Natalay Goldstein will be teaching our AP English Language & Composition course Feb 16 - May 4th.

According to College Board, AP Exams are scored on a scale from 1 to 5: 5 = extremely well qualified 4 = well qualified 3 = qualified 2 = possibly qualified 1 = no recommendation


Depending on the test’s difficulties, most colleges will give students credit for scoring 4s or 5s on AP test. Some colleges may even consider giving credit for 3s.


A misconception that most students have is that they think that they need to get a perfect score on these exams. Unlike the SAT, scaling is different per exam, but in general if a student gets 70% of the questions correct, they can still end up with a 5. To learn more about how the AP test is score, use College Board's official guide.


AP exams are meant to showcase a student’s academic strengths. We suggest that students not take too many and focus on excelling at a few.


Dr. Yan, a tenured college professor, has helped students achieve high test scores through her mentoring at 7EDU. Read about her tips for the AP Calculus and SAT Math on our blog page.


For more information about AP Exams, visit our YouTube to view our AP Open Class videos taught by our highly qualified test prep instructors.


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