AP Chinese Language and Culture

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Advanced Placement Chinese Language and Culture (commonly known as AP Chinese Language and Culture or AP Chinese) is a course offered by the College Board as a part of the Advanced Placement Program in the United States.[1] It requires proficiencies throughout the Intermediate range as described in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. The course interweaves language and culture learning and is conducted mostly in Mandarin Chinese. The first AP Chinese test was administered on May 9, 2007.[citation needed] This course has the highest percentage of 5 scores out of all AP tests, a result of many native Chinese speakers taking the exam.[2]

Format of exam[edit]

The AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes in length. It assesses Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational communication skills in Mandarin Chinese, along with knowledge of Chinese culture.[3]

Section I consists of multiple-choice questions.

  • Part A: Listening
  • Part B: Reading

Section II, the free-response section, requires one to produce written and spoken responses.

  • Part A: Writing
  • Part B: Speaking

Grade distribution[edit]

The grade distributions since 2010 were:

Score 2010[4] 2011[5] 2012[6] 2013[7] 2014[8] 2015[9] 2016[10] 2017[11] 2018[12] 2019[13] 2020[14]
5 76.7% 72.3% 71.1% 69.7% 68.1% 65.2% 62.1% 68.4% 66.1% 60.1% 55.3%
4 13.2% 13.9% 13.2% 14.6% 13.8% 15.4% 16.6% 11.3% 12.2% 14.9% 15.5%
3 6.6% 9.2% 10.9% 10.7% 12.3% 12.1% 14.7% 12.5% 13.0% 14.8% 17.8%
2 1.5% 2.1% 2.3% 2.3% 3.1% 3.3% 2.7% 3.3% 3.7% 4.0% 5.2%
1 2.0% 2.5% 2.5% 2.8% 2.7% 4% 3.9% 4.5% 5.0% 6.2% 6.2%
% of Scores 3 or Higher 96.5% 95.4% 95.2% 95.0% 94.2% 92.7% 93.4% 92.2% 91.3% 89.8% 88.6%
Mean 4.61 4.51 4.48 4.46 4.42 4.35 4.30 4.36 4.31 4.19 4.09
Standard Deviation 0.84 0.93 0.95 0.97 1.00 1,07 1.07 1.10 1.14 1.20 1.22
Number of Students 6,388 7,970 9,357 10,121 10,728 11,633 12,524 13,091 13,825 13,853

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Advanced Placement Course Offerings
  2. ^ "2018 AP Exam Score Distributions".
  3. ^ "The AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam".
  4. ^ AP Chinese 2010 Score Distribution
  5. ^ AP Chinese 2011 Score Distribution
  6. ^ The College Board. "AP Chinese Language Student Score Distributions" (PDF). Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  7. ^ AP Chinese 2013 Score Distribution
  8. ^ 2014 AP Exam Score Distributions
  9. ^ 2015 AP Exam Score Distributions
  10. ^ Total Registration. "2016 AP Exam Score Distributions". www.totalregistration.net. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/research/2018/Student-Score-Distributions-2018.pdf
  13. ^ "STUDENT SCORE DISTRIBUTIONS" (PDF). Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  14. ^ Total Registration (2020-07-09). "2020 AP Exam Score Distributions". www.totalregistration.net. Retrieved 2020-07-09.

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