AP Sciences 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.

View InLikeMe AP Score Distribution Tables by Exam:

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.

Sciences:

AP Biology

5 4 3 2 1
  2013      5.4%   21.4%    36.3%   29.9%   7.4%
  2012     19.4%  16.9%   14.3%  14.6%  34.8%
  2011     18.5%  16.5% 15.2%  14.7%  31.5%

 

AP Chemistry
5 4 3 2 1
  2013      18.2%   21.3%    19.0%   15.1%  26.4%
  2012     15.3%  19.1%  20.2%  15% 30.4%
  2011     16.2% 18.5% 19.6% 14.8%  30.9%

 

AP Environmental Science
5 4 3 2 1
  2013      7.7%   23.3%    16.9%   25.6%  26.5%
  2012     8.7%  24.9%  16.6%  24.4% 25.4%
  2011     8.7% 24.8% 15.6% 25%  25.9%

 

AP Physics B
5 4 3 2 1
  2013      15.2%   19.7%     26.4%   16.8%  21.9%
  2012     15.0%  19.1%  26.8%  17.2% 21.9%
  2011     15% 19.1% 26.3%  17.7% 21.9%

 

 

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
5 4 3 2 1
  2013      28.6%   25%    13.7%   19.9%   12.8%
  2012     32.6%  24%   13.9%  17.5%  12.0%
  2011     33%  24.5% 14%  17.7%  18.8%

 

 

AP Physics C: Mechanics
5 4 3 2 1
  2013      25.9%   26%    21.1%   14.9%   12.1%
  2012     31.3%  26.5%   18.9%  12.9%  10.4%
  2011     26.5%  24.2% 22.3%  14.2%  12.9%

 

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