College Board AP Test
Approximately 3 hours
Section I: Multiple Choice, 65 questions based on authentic audio, visual, and written resources, 95 minutes, 50% score
Comprehension and synthesis of information from a variety of authentic audio, visual, and audiovisual resources (Listening)
Comprehension and synthesis of information from a variety of authentic written and print resources (Reading/Listening)
Section II: Free-Response Section, 4 prompts, 80 minutes, 50% score (each prompt is 12.5%)
Interpersonal Writing – Email Reply
Presentational Writing – Persuasive Essay
Interpersonal Speaking – Simulated Conversation
Presentational Writing – Cultural Comparison
Aligned to the ACTFL Proficiency Scale
ACTFL Intermediate-Mid = AP Score of 3
ACTFL Advanced-Low = AP Score of 5
Nationally & Internationally Recognized
AP exams are commonly used for college credit and/or placement. State universities in AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, KY, LA, MN, NV, ND, OH, OR, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, WA and WV award college credit for AP scores of 3 or higher.
Accepted by the Global Seal of Biliteracy
Yes. (AP Spanish Literature and Culture not accepted*)
Functional Fluency Requirements: AP Score of 3 or higher.
Working Fluency Requirements: AP Score of 5.
How is it rated?
Exams are rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with a composite score being given. Raters are trained and convene in June following testing. Algorithms validate testing prior to score release.
Schools approved by College Board. All exams are given in May. 2019 testing dates are May 6-17.
$94 per student in the US, US territories, and Canada (free & reduced lunch discounts)
$124 per student internationally (except above and DoDS)
*note that the AP test qualifies anyone, anywhere in the world, for a Global Seal of Biliteracy