AP German Language and Culture

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Advanced Placement German Language and Culture (also known as AP German Language and Culture, AP German Language or AP German) is a course and examination provided by the College Board through the Advanced Placement Program. This course is designed to give high school students the opportunity to receive credit in a college-level German language course. It is generally taken in the fourth year of high school German study.[1]

The exam[edit]

The AP German Language and Culture exam administered around the end of the academic year is split into two parts, a multiple choice section and a free response section, each with equal value in the overall exam score.[1]

Test format[edit]

Section Number of Questions Number of Questions %
Section I, Part A: Multiple Choice - Interpretive Communication: Print Texts 30 questions 40 minutes 50%
Section I, Part B: Multiple Choice - Interpretive Communication: Print and Audio Texts 35 questions ~55 minutes
Section II Part A: Free Response - Writing 2 question ~70 minutes 50%
Section II, Part B: Free Response - Speaking 6 question ~18 minutes

AP German Literature[edit]

The College Board originally offered two AP German exams, AP German Language and AP German Literature. However, in 1983, due to the persistently low number of AP German Literature exam students, the College Board dropped the Literature exam and since then only offered the AP German Language exam.

Grade distribution[edit]

The grade distributions for the AP German Language and Culture exam since 2012 are:

Score 2012[2] 2013[3] 2014[4] 2015[5] 2016[6] 2017[7] 2018[8][9]
5 26.2% 25.9% 23.1% 24.7% 21.4% 23.0% 19.0%
4 25.6% 23.4% 23.1% 24.0% 22.5% 24.1% 22.7%
3 27.5% 28.4% 27.1% 28.2 27.0% 28.5% 27.1%
2 13.9% 16.3% 18.5% 16.6% 20.6% 17.5% 23.3%
1 6.8% 6.0% 8.2% 6.4% 8.5% 6.9% 7.9%
Mean 3.50 3.47 3.34 3.44 3.28 3.39 3.31
Standard Deviation 1.21 1.21 1.24 1.21 1.25 1.21 1.24
Number of Students 4,754 4,966 5,111 5,103 4,945 5,089 5,053

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AP German Language and Culture Course Overview" (PDF). The College Board. December 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "AP German Language Student Score Distributions - Global" (PDF). The College Board. 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "AP German Language Student Score Distributions - Global" (PDF). The College Board. 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "AP German Language Student Score Distributions - Global" (PDF). The College Board. 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  5. ^ "AP German Language and Culture Student Score Distributions - Global" (PDF). The College Board. 2015. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "AP German Language and Culture Student Score Distributions - Global" (PDF). The College Board. 2016. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  7. ^ "AP German Language and Culture Student Score Distributions - Global" (PDF). The College Board. 2017. Retrieved May 13, 2018.
  8. ^ Total Registration. "2018 AP Exam Score Distributions". www.totalregistration.net. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  9. ^ https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/research/2018/Student-Score-Distributions-2018.pdf

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