AP Score Distributions

See how all AP students performed on the most recent exams. The score distribution tables on this page show the percentages of 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s for each AP subject.

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2020 Score Distributions: AP Capstone
Exam 5 4 3 2 1
AP Research 8.8% 32.1% 31.5% 25% 2.5%
AP Seminar 6.4% 14.5% 59.8% 17% 2.2%
2020 Score Distributions: Arts
Exam 5 4 3 2 1
AP 2-D Art and Design 12.1% 36.1% 41.3% 9.8% 0.6%
AP 3-D Art and Design 7.2% 31.9% 36.5% 20.9% 3.5%
AP Art History 15.8% 24.9% 28% 21.3% 10%
AP Drawing 15.5% 40.3% 33.2% 9.8% 1.2%
AP Music Theory 24.2% 19.3% 25.7% 22% 8.8%
2020 Score Distributions: English
Exam 5 4 3 2 1
AP English Language and Composition 12.6% 20.4% 29.1% 26.2% 11.8%
AP English Literature and Composition 9.3% 17.3% 33.5% 27.8% 12.2%
2020 Score Distributions: History & Social Science
Exam 5 4 3 2 1
AP Comparative Government and Politics 24.4% 27.4% 18.4% 17.3% 12.5%
AP European History 13.7% 20.1% 25.5% 29.2% 11.5%
AP Human Geography 11.8% 22.4% 24.8% 10.9% 30.1%
AP Macroeconomics 19.7% 25% 18.5% 16.2% 20.5%
AP Microeconomics 23.3% 29% 16.6% 14.2% 16.9%
AP Psychology 22.4% 25.4% 23.5% 9.6% 19.1%
AP United States Government and Politics 15.5% 16.5% 25.5% 22% 20.5%
AP United States History 13% 19.2% 26.6% 20.4% 21%
AP World History 9.2% 22.8% 28.2% 26.1% 13.7%
2020 Score Distributions: Math & Computer Science
Exam 5 4 3 2 1
AP Calculus AB 19.5% 20.9% 21% 24.1% 14.5%
AP Calculus BC 44.6% 17.6% 19.4% 14.1% 4.3%
AP Computer Science A 25.6% 21.7% 23.2% 12.8% 16.8%
AP Computer Science Principles 10.9% 23.6% 37.1% 19.8% 8.6%
AP Statistics 16.2% 20.7% 23.1% 21.7% 18.3%
2020 Score Distributions: Sciences
Exam 5 4 3 2 1
AP Biology 9.5% 22.7% 36.9% 24.1% 6.9%
AP Chemistry 10.6% 18.6% 26.9% 24% 19.9%
AP Environmental Science 11.9% 28.5% 13% 25.5% 21%
AP Physics 1 8.8% 17.9% 24.8% 26.5% 21.9%
AP Physics 2 14% 24.3% 35% 21.3% 5.4%
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 40.4% 22.4% 11.6% 16.2% 9.5%
AP Physics C: Mechanics 41.6% 26.4% 16.3% 9.2% 6.5%
2020 Score Distributions: World Languages & Cultures
Exam 5 4 3 2 1
AP Chinese Language and Culture 55.4% 15.5% 17.9% 5.1% 6.1%
AP French Language and Culture 23.3% 31.7% 28.3% 12.3% 4.4%
AP German Language and Culture 23.9% 33.9% 16% 19.5% 6.7%
AP Italian Language and Culture 18.5% 16.8% 40.1% 19.5% 5.1%
AP Japanese Language and Culture 53.7% 9.6% 20.3% 7.7% 8.8%
AP Latin 16.5% 20.4% 32.3% 17.9% 12.9%
AP Spanish Language and Culture 30.5% 36.4% 23.1% 8.8% 1.2%
AP Spanish Literature and Culture 17.6% 18.6% 38.8% 20.7% 4.3%

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