Exam Scoring and Earning Credit and Placement

As usual, students’ work will be scored by our network of college faculty and AP readers, and will be reported on a 1–5 scale. This year, all AP Exams will be scored online. See the 2020 AP Reading dates. We anticipate releasing scores as close to the usual July timeframe as possible.

To help support teachers and schools that are struggling to collect and score student work for course grades, we’ll provide every AP teacher with their students’ responses from the online exams on May 26. Administrators and teachers can individually determine whether they’d like to use these results locally as part of a course grade or as a final exam.

Score Reporting

Instructional Planning Reports will not be available for this year’s exams.

Credit and Placement

We’re confident that the vast majority of higher education institutions will award credit and/or placement as they have in the past. We’ve spoken with admissions officers at hundreds of institutions across the United States who support our solution for this year’s AP Exams. We are also actively reaching out to universities outside the U.S. to ensure awareness of the unique context of this year’s AP test-at-home solution.

Scoring Guidelines

Note that scoring guidelines are not available for every 2020 AP Exam.

History

AP Comparative Government and Politics Scoring Guidelines (.pdf/559 KB)

AP European History Scoring Guidelines (.pdf/668 KB)

AP United States Government and Politics Scoring Guidelines (.pdf/225 KB)

AP United States History Scoring Guidelines (.pdf/668 KB)

AP World History: Modern Scoring Guidelines (.pdf/668 KB)

AP World Languages and Cultures

AP Chinese Language and Culture Scoring Guidelines (.pdf/128 KB)

AP French Language and Culture Scoring Guidelines (.pdf/120 KB)

AP German Language and Culture Scoring Guidelines (.pdf/112 KB)

AP Italian Language and Culture Scoring Guidelines (.pdf/136 KB)

AP Japanese Language and Culture Scoring Guidelines (.pdf/130 KB)

AP Spanish Language and Culture Scoring Guidelines (.pdf/119 KB)

AP Spanish Literature and Culture Scoring Guidelines (.pdf/557 KB)