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.

2021 Score Distributions: AP Capstone
Exam 5 4 3 2 1

AP Research

13.7%

25.4%

42.4%

14.2%

4.3%

AP Seminar

11.1%

19.5%

54.5%

10.7%

4.3%

2021 Score Distributions: Arts
Exam 5 4 3 2 1

AP 2-D Art and Design

10.2%

34.7%

42.3%

12.5%

0.4%

AP 3-D Art and Design

6.5%

28.6%

36.3%

24.9%

3.7%

AP Art History

12.0%

19.6%

23.8%

30.1%

14.6%

AP Drawing

14.2%

37.7%

34.3%

12.4%

1.4%

AP Music Theory

19.9%

18.1%

23.2%

23.2%

15.6%

2021 Score Distributions: English
Exam 5 4 3 2 1

AP English Language and Composition

9.1%

22.9%

25.8%

29.3%

12.9%

AP English Literature and Composition

4.9%

12.0%

26.9%

37.3%

18.8%

2021 Score Distributions: History & Social Science
Exam 5 4 3 2 1

AP Comparative Government and Politics

16.6%

24.5%

30.7%

14.9%

13.3%

AP European History

10.6%

19.4%

24.7%

32.5%

12.9%

AP Human Geography

14.4%

19.7%

18.3%

15.1%

32.4%

AP Macroeconomics

18.0%

19.6%

13.7%

15.7%

32.9%

AP Microeconomics

18.5%

24.0%

16.6%

17.0%

23.9%

AP Psychology

14.1%

21.2%

18.0%

15.2%

31.5%

AP United States Government and Politics

12.0%

11.6%

26.9%

25.8%

23.8%

AP United States History

10.1%

15.9%

21.2%

21.6%

31.2%

AP World History

9.7%

18.5%

24.0%

28.9%

19.0%

2021 Score Distributions: Math & Computer Science
Exam 5 4 3 2 1

AP Calculus AB

17.6%

14.1%

19.3%

25.3%

23.7%

AP Calculus BC

38.3%

16.5%

20.4%

18.2%

6.6%

AP Computer Science A

23.9%

21.9%

19.3%

12.1%

22.8%

AP Computer Science Principles

12.4%

21.7%

32.5%

19.9%

13.6%

AP Statistics

16.2%

19.9%

21.8%

17.2%

24.9%

2021 Score Distributions: Sciences
Exam 5 4 3 2 1

AP Biology

7.4%

19.4%

32.4%

30.0%

10.8%

AP Chemistry

11.2%

16.4%

23.7%

24.7%

23.9%

AP Environmental Science

7.0%

24.9%

18.5%

27.6%

22.1%

AP Physics 1

6.9%

16.3%

18.9%

26.4%

31.4%

AP Physics 2

15.4%

17.9%

32.0%

27.0%

7.6%

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

32.6%

23.1%

13.8%

18.0%

12.5%

AP Physics C: Mechanics

23.5%

28.6%

21.3%

14.9%

11.6%

2021 Score Distributions: World Languages & Cultures
Exam 5 4 3 2 1

AP Chinese Language and Culture

57.2%

15.5%

15.5%

4.6%

7.1%

AP French Language and Culture

12.6%

23.3%

35.4%

22.2%

6.5%

AP German Language and Culture

18.0%

19.5%

27.6%

23.5%

11.4%

AP Italian Language and Culture

20.6%

22.6%

29.2%

18.6%

9.0%

AP Japanese Language and Culture

47.5%

9.2%

17.6%

7.9%

17.7%

AP Latin

10.0%

16.9%

29.9%

25.3%

17.9%

AP Spanish Language and Culture

17.3%

29.7%

33.0%

16.5%

3.5%

AP Spanish Literature and Culture

7.8%

20.8%

36.3%

25.5%

9.6%

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