AP World Languages and Cultures Exam Score Distribution: 2013, 2012, 2011

Total Registration, an AP Exam registration service, has compiled the following Advanced Placement exam scores* from College Board sources including Tweets from the College Board's Trevor Packer, following the May 2013 exams. InLikeMe has created tables for each AP showing score distributions based on Total Registration's web posts.

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Score distributions for the various AP exam can be extremely helpful for putting AP exam scores into context and for high school planning. Advanced Placement exams are graded on a scale of 1 to 5 as follows:

5: Extremely well qualified to receive college credit or advanced placement

4: Well qualified to receive college credit or advanced placement

3: Qualified to receive college credit or advanced placement

2: Possibly qualified to receive college credit or advanced placement

1: No recommendation to receive college credit or advanced placement

* The 2013 scores are preliminary that may change slightly as late exams are scored.

World Languages & Cultures*:

 

AP Chinese Language and Culture*

5 4 3 2 1
  2013      27%   20%    30.5%   10.2%   12.3%
  2012     29.1%  19.6%   30.3%  9.8%  12.2%
  2011     33.3%  20% 25.7%  8.5%  12.5%

 

AP French Language*
5 4 3 2 1
  2013      14.1%   25.1%     35.5%   20.1%  5.2%
  2012     12.7%  25.5%  35.5%  20.3% 6.0%
  2011     12.4% 15.8% 29.1% 20.9%  21.8%

 

AP German Language*
5 4 3 2 1
  2013      11.7%   25%     34.9%   20.5%  7.9%
  2012     12.2%  24.6%  33.2%  20.1% 9.9%
  2011     23.2% 19.9% 23.7% 19.8%  13.4%

 

AP Italian Language *
5 4 3 2 1
  2013      10.1%   21.6%     33.9%   26.4%  5.8%
  2012     10.9%  23.3%  34.4%  38.6% 6.1%

 

AP Japanese Language and Culture*
5 4 3 2 1
  2013      18.9%   11.3%    30.1%   18.8%  27.9%
  2012     19.5%  10.9%  31.3%  13.5% 24.8%

 

AP Latin
5 4 3 2 1
  2013      14.2%   21.1%     31.6%   22.8%  10.3%
  2012     21.4%  17%  24.5%  18.3% 18.8%
  2011     20.2% 18.1% 25.5%  18.3%  17.9%
AP Spanish Language and Culture*

5 4 3 2 1
  2013      13.6%   21.5%    21.2%   21%   22.7%
  2012     13.6%  20.4%   23.1%  20.7%  22.1%
  2011     22.2%  25.8% 21.3%  16.1%  14.6%

 

AP Spanish Literature
5 4 3 2 1
  2013      10.9%   28.8%    37.8%   17.8%   4.7%
  2012     12.4%  19.9%   28.5%  16.7%  22.5%
  2011     11.6%  20.7% 29%  16%  22.7%

 

* Non-heritage groups

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