AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam Free-Response Question and Scoring Information Archive

Download free-response questions from past exams along with scoring guidelines, sample responses from exam takers, and scoring distributions.
 

2018: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions
 

Audio Prompts:

ConversationTranscript

Cultural PresentationTranscript

Scoring Guidelines

 

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Scoring Distributions
2017: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions
 

Audio Prompts:

ConversationTranscript

Cultural PresentationTranscript

Scoring Guidelines

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Scoring Distributions

2016: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions
 

Audio Prompts:

Conversation | Transcript

Cultural Presentation | Transcript

Scoring Guidelines

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

 

Score Distributions

2015: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions
 

Audio Prompts:

Conversation | Transcript

Cultural Presentation | Transcript

Scoring Guidelines

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Score Distributions

2014: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions
 

Audio Prompts:

Conversation | Transcript

Cultural Presentation | Transcript

Scoring Guidelines

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Score Distributions

2013: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions
 

Audio Prompts:

Conversation | Transcript

Cultural Presentation | Transcript

Scoring Guidelines

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Score Distributions

2012: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free Response Questions
 

Audio Prompts:

Conversation | Transcript

Cultural Presentation | Transcript

Scoring Guidelines

 

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Score Distributions

2011: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions
 

Audio Prompts:

Conversation | Transcript

Cultural Presentation | Transcript

Scoring Guidelines

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Score Distributions

2010: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions
 

Audio Prompts:

Conversation | Transcript

Cultural Presentation | Transcript

Scoring Guidelines

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Score Distributions

2009: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions
 

Audio Prompts:

Conversation | Transcript

Cultural Presentation | Transcript

Scoring Guidelines

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Grade Distributions

2008: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions
 

Audio Prompts:

Conversation | Transcript

Return Phone Call | Transcript

School Announcement | Transcript

Story Narration | Transcript

Cultural Presentation | Transcript

Scoring Guidelines

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Cultural Topic Posting

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Return Telephone Call

Presentational Speaking

Story Narration

School Announcement

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Grade Distributions

2007: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions
 

Audio Prompts:

Conversation | Transcript

Return Phone Call | Transcript

School Announcement | Transcript

Story Narration | Transcript

Cultural Presentation | Transcript

Scoring Guidelines

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Cultural Topic Posting

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Return Telephone Call

Presentational Speaking

Story Narration

School Announcement

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Grade Distributions

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