## 💬 AP Seminar - Score Calculator

Fill out the info below, and pep will predict your ap score 🪄.

Based on 2023 Exam Scoring Guidelines - these scores may not be 100% accurate

## Performance Task 1 : Team Project

Performance task 2 : individual research, end-of-course exam, team project, individual research, weighted score, predicted ap score.

53.90% of students achieved this score last year.

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## AP Score Calculator FAQ

How does this 💬 ap seminar score calculator work.

Adjust the sliders to guesstimate which rubric points you think you’ll get. The calculator will apply the accurate score weights + give you an estimated final score! (Pep’s final form will change depending on your score 🌶️)

Exam sections and scoring

• Every AP subject has standardized sections on the exam. They usually include multiple choice and free response questions.
• Each section is worth some number of points based on 1) the number of questions and 2) sometimes a scoring rubric. Each section also has a different weight on your final score.

## Is it accurate?

Yes! The weights of the score + the points possible are very accurate, based on info from the Course & Exam Descriptions and Scoring Guidelines from the 2023 AP exams.

(If you notice any errors, please email us at [email protected] so we can fix it!)

The one area that can’t be perfectly accurate is how we determined the final predicted scores (College Board doesn’t publish the “cut points” for each scores.)

We used old released exams and other calculators to estimate “if you earned this % of points, you would earn this score”:

• 75% or more = 5

These are meant to be benchmarks to give a rough idea of where you might fall, but the actual numbers are adjusted each year to be based on the curve. We’re probably pretty close though.

## How are the 💬 AP Seminar exams scored?

• Multiple Choice questions are graded with a computer, those are super easy to grade quickly.
• Some teachers do this remotely and grade online, others are physically in person reading essays. They sit together at tables in huge conference centers for ~1 week to go through every single essay.
• These educators are truly rooting for you to get as many points as you can. When there is a high scoring essay, the table quietly celebrates 🥳
• Total scores for multiple choice and free response are combined, then translated into a 5-point scale.

## What is a good score on the 💬 AP Seminar exam?

It’s all relative (really). We tend to think your score matters far less in the long run, so there really isn’t such thing as a “bad score”.  Taking the test and going through the process is correlated with going to and doing better in college.

Technically, a “3” is considered passing because it’s the lowest score that can earn college credit. Some colleges require 4s or 5s. And some (elite) colleges don’t give credit at all.

You can search all colleges for their AP Credit policy here:  https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/getting-credit-placement/search-policies

## What were last year’s 💬 AP Seminar scores?

College Board publishes the distribution of scores for every subject so you can see what % earned each score on the 5-point scale:  https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/about-ap-scores/score-distributions

We listed these on the calculator as well :)

## How can I improve my 💬 AP Seminar scores?

This calculator is useful because it’s a baseline. Once you know your strengths and weaknesses, you can make a plan to improve!

In the weeks leading up to the exam, you should do a few things:

Take the time to review all the content. Don’t reread the textbook or anything, but remind yourself of all the key topics.

Go through the study guides and find areas where you remember less content:  https://library.fiveable.me/

Start practicing questions on topics that you know the least. You can do easy, medium, hard, or extremely hard questions to test yourself:  https://library.fiveable.me/practice

And finally, attend a cram session in the days before the exam to get a last minute confidence boost:  https://library.fiveable.me/cram-events

## When do 💬 AP Seminar scores come out?

The scores are usually released the week after the 4th of July. You can get them by signing into your College Board account. Instructions are here:  https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/view-scores

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1. PDF AP Seminar Performance Task 2: Individual Research-Based Essay and

AP® Seminar 2021 Scoring Guidelines . Individual Written Argument (IWA) 48 points . General Scoring Note s . When applying the rubric for each individual row, you should award the score for that row based solely upon the criteria indicated for that row, according to the preponderance of evidence. 0 (Zero) Scores

2. PDF AP Seminar Performance Task 2: Individual Research-Based Essay and

assessment for AP Seminar, and one of two performance tasks. The assessment for this course comprises the following: Performance Task 1: Team Project and Presentation Component 1: Individual Research Report Component 2: Team Multimedia Presentation and Oral Defense. Performance Task 2: Individual Research-Based Essay and Presentation

3. PDF AP Seminar Performance Assessment Task 2: Individual Research-Based

AP Seminar Rubric 2016-17: Performance Task 2 ©2016 The College Board trivial or overly broad in scope to a wider context by Component 1 of 3: Individual Written Argument Performance Levels Row Content Area/ Proficiency Low Medium High Points (Max) 1 Understand and Analyze Context The response has a tangential connection to one of the stimulus

4. PDF AP Seminar Performance Task 2: Individual Research-Based Essay and

Scores of 0 are assigned to all rows of the rubric when the response is off -topic; a repetition of a prompt; entirely crossed-out; a drawing or other ... Individual Multimedia Presentation (continued) Row/Proficiency Points earned for… MAX Points 5 ENGAGE ... AP Seminar Performance Task 2: Individual Research-Based Essay and Presentation ...

5. PDF AP Seminar Performance Task 2: Individual Research-Based Essay and

assessment for AP Seminar, and one of two performance tasks. The assessment for this course comprises the following: Performance Task 1: Team Project and Presentation Component 1: Individual Research Report Component 2: Team Multimedia Presentation and Oral Defense Performance T ask 2: Individual Research-Based Essay and Presentation

6. PDF AP Seminar Performance Assessment Task 1: Team Project and Presentation

AP Seminar Rubric 2016-17: Performance Task 1. Component 1 of 2: Individual Research Report (continued) Performance Levels. Content Area/ Row Proficiency. Points Low Medium High (Max) 5 Apply Conventions. The report includes many errors The report attributes or cites sources The report attributes and accurately in attribution and citation OR ...

7. PDF AP Seminar Performance Task 2: Individual Multimedia Presentation (IMP

AP Seminar Performance Task 2: Individual Multimedia Presentation (IMP) Rubric. Performance Levels. Row Content Area/ Proficiency Low Medium High Points (Max) 1 UNDERSTAND AND ANALYZE CONTEXT. The presentation identifies a problem or issue but places the research question in a very limited context and offers little or no explanation of how it ...

8. PDF AP Seminar: Individual Multimedia Presentation and OralDefense

AP Seminar Rubric 2017-18. Performance Levels. Content Area/ Row Proficiency. Low Medium High. Points (Max) Understand and Analyze Context. The presentation identifies a problem or The presentation makes general The presentation clearly explains the issue but places the research question in statements about the context of the relevance of the ...

9. PDF AP Seminar Performance Task 2: Individual Research-Based Essay and

AP SEMINAR PERFORMANCE TASK RUBRIC : INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH-BASED ESSAY & PRESENTATION . COMPONENT 1 OF 3: INDIVIDUAL WRITTEN ARGUMENT . CONTENT AREA PERFORMANCE LEVELS 1 Understanding and Analyzing Context . The essay identifies a research question that is

10. PDF AP Seminar Rubric • PT2

AP Seminar Rubric • PT2 Individual Presentation (7%) & Oral Defense (3.5%) Individual Presentation (7%) Proficiency Low Medium High Score 1. Context (Row 1: Understand and Analyze Context) 1 The presentation identifies a problem or issue but places the research question in a very limited context. 2 The presentation makes general

11. PDF AP Seminar Performance Task 1

AP® Seminar 2021 Scoring Guidelines . Individual Research Report (IRR) 30 points . General Scoring Notes • When applying the rubric for each individual row, you should award the score for that row based solely upon the criteria indicated for that row, according to the preponderance of evidence.

12. PDF AP Seminar Performance Task 2: Individual Research-Based Essay and

This performance task, highlighted in bold below, is one of three parts of the overall assessment for AP Seminar, and one of two performance tasks. The assessment for this course is comprised of: Performance Task 1: Team Project and Presentation. Component 1: Individual Research Report. Component 2: Team Multimedia Presentation and Oral Defense.

13. PDF 2015 AP Seminar Performance Task 1 Scoring Guidleines

AP SEMINAR PERFORMANCE TASK RUBRIC: TEAM PROJECT AND PRESENTATION . COMPONENT 1 OF 3: INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH AND REFLECTION . CONTENT AREA PERFORMANCE LEVELS 1 . ... comprised of a series of separate presentations of each individual's work. Little to no consideration of audience, context, or purpose

14. AP Seminar Score Calculator 2024 with Rubric Points

The one area that can't be perfectly accurate is how we determined the final predicted scores (College Board doesn't publish the "cut points" for each scores.) We used old released exams and other calculators to estimate "if you earned this % of points, you would earn this score": 0-29% = 1. 30-44% = 2. 45-59% = 3.