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1 Exam format, tips and tricks AP European HistoryExam format, tips and tricks
2 Part I: Multiple Choice Section There are 80 multiple choice questions, each with 5 possible answersYou will have 55 minutes to do theseYou will not know the answer to every question. Some will be on information that is not in your book and was never discussed in class. That’s ok.
3 Part I: Multiple Choice Section If you have a question for which you do not know the answer, Guess!
4 Part I: Multiple Choice Section You are awarded ONE POINT for every correct answerYou gain/lose nothing for questions answered incorrectlynumber correct X = MC score
5 Part I: Multiple Choice Section 40 questions correct (40)40 X = 45 Part I ScoreThis is 50 percent of the total test score
6 Section IIA: Document Based Question This essay is worth 45% of the Part II score, ½ % of the total exam scoreThis is scored on a rubric scale of 1-9. You have a copy of a generic rubric in your study guidesThere will be about 12 documents. You must use at one more than half and analyze at least 3Outside information is required for a score higher than 6
7 Section IIA: Document Based Question You will have a 15 minute mandatory read time where you will read the docs, take notes, make an outline, note analysis and outside info, etc.After 15 minutes, you will be told to open the booklet and to start writing.You should spend approximately 45 writing this essay.In reality, you’ll probably spend closer to an hour
8 Section IIB: Thematic Essays You will have two groups of three essays.You must select one essay from each groupEach essay is worth 27 ½ % of the Part II score, which is 13.75% of the entire test eachThey are graded on a 1-9 point scale
9 Section IIB: Thematic Essays You should spend 5 minutes organizing each essay, and approximately 30 minutes writing each one
10 The final score DBQ (out of 9) __________ X 4.5 = ___________ Thematic I (out of 9) __________ X 2.75 = ___________Thematic II (out of 9) __________ X 2.75 = ____________Sum of essay weighted scores = ____________Composite Score_____________ + _______________ = _________________Weighted Weighted Composite Score Section I Section II (round to nearest whole number)
12 The Final Score 45 Multiple choice score (see slide 7) 6 on DBQ (6 X 4.75 = 28.5)5 on T (5 X 2.75 = 13.75)4 on T (4 X 2.75 = 11.00)Add all weighted Part II scores together and round to the nearest whole number.Section II Score = = 53
13 The Final Score Section I + Section II = _______ 45 + 53 = 98 Composite RangeAP GradeCollege Board definitionsAverage college grade5Extremely well qualifiedA99-1214Well qualifiedB66-983QualifiedC45-652Possibly qualifiedD0-441No recommendationF
14 A 110 composite score would be a 4 ___49.5______ +_____60__________ = __110____Weighted Weighted Composite ScoreSection I Section II (round to nearest whole number)Composite RangeAP GradeCollege Board definitionsAverage college grade5Extremely well qualifiedA99-1214Well qualifiedB66-983QualifiedC45-652Possibly qualifiedD0-441No recommendationFA 110 composite score would be a 4
15 Extremely well qualified The nationwide scores on the AP European History exam generally form a bell curve.Below is a breakdown of a recent exam.Bell CurveScoreNumber of studentsPercent at GradeExtremely well qualified56,39011.9Well qualified411,20620.9Qualified319,45136.3Possibly qualified29,50617.8Not recommendation16,95813.0