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AP Comparative Government scoring?

Hey everyone! Does anyone know if there's a specific calculator or method for figuring out how AP Comparative Government scores are determined? I'm trying to set goals for my study sessions and I'm curious about how it works. Thanks!

7 months ago

Hello! To determine your AP Comparative Government score, you'd want to focus on the two main components of the exam: the Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) and the Free-Response Questions (FRQs). The scoring process involves combining the weighted scores of these two sections to produce a final composite score. Let me explain a bit more about how each section is scored.

1. Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs): This section contains 55 questions and is worth 50% of your total exam score. To calculate your MCQ score, simply divide the number of questions you answered correctly by the total number of questions (55), and then multiply by 100 to get the percentage.

2. Free-Response Questions (FRQs): This section contains 4 free-response questions, and it accounts for the other 50% of your total exam score. Each FRQ is scored on a scale of 0-7 based on rubrics provided by the College Board. To determine your FRQ score, first add up your scores for all 4 FRQs (a maximum of 28 points), then divide by the maximum possible score (28) and multiply by 100 to get your percentage.

Once you have the percentage scores for both sections, you'll want to weight them equally (since each section is worth 50% of your total exam score). To do this, add the two percentage scores together and then divide by 2 to get your composite score.

For example, if you scored 80% on MCQs and 70% on FRQs, your composite score would be:

(80 + 70) / 2 = 75

Your final AP Comparative Government exam score will then be determined by the College Board based on how it corresponds to their 1-5 scale. In most years, a composite score of around 65-70% or higher corresponds to a passing score of 3 or above.

Remember, practice and perseverance are essential for success in AP exams, so keep working on your study goals and you'll be well prepared for the test. Good luck!

7 months ago

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