With the addition of the synthesis essay in 2007, the scoring tables were revised to account for the new essay type in Section II of the test.
In 2007, there was a change in the multiple choice portion of the exam.
While a total of six or seven sources accompany the prompt, using information from all of the sources is not necessary, and may even be undesirable.
The source material used must be cited in the essay in order to be considered legitimate.
Scoring is holistic, meaning that specific elements of the essay are not assessed, but each essay is scored in its entirety.
The scores from the three essays are added and integrated with the adjusted multiple-choice score (using appropriate weights of each section) to generate a composite score.
The authors controlled for over 70 intervening variables and found that AP students who took and passed the English Composition and Literature exam had ACT scores that were 2.8 points higher than non-AP students or AP English students who did not take their course's AP test.
to keep consistent standards and regular pass rates, which means we can only estimate based off of previous years. I use only past released exam formulas published by Collegeboard, which makes AP Pass the most accurate and up-to-date calculator available.
The Free-Response section of the test consists of three prompts, each of a different type: synthesis, passage analysis, and argument. With the introduction of the synthesis essay in 2007, the College Board allotted 15 additional minutes to the free-response exam portion to allow students to read and annotate the three prompts, as well as the passages and sources provided.
During the reading time, students may read the prompts and examine the documents.