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2004-2005 AP® EXAMINATION FORMATS

2004 2005

% of % of

Exam Grade Format Grade Format


Art History 40% Section I - Part A: 4 sets 40% Section I - Part A: 4 sets

of questions based on slides of questions based on slides

16 minutes, 4 minutes per set 16 minutes, 4 minutes per set

Part B: 85 questions in 44 minutes Part B: 83 questions in 44 minutes

60% Section II - Part A: 7 short essays 60% Section II - Part A: 7 short essays

based on slides in 1 hour based on slides in 1 hour

Part B: 2 30-minute essays in 1 hour Part B: 2 30-minute essays in 1 hour
Note: One of the 30-minute essays will require students to use an example from beyond the European tradition. This essay will be based on one of two previously announced topics: 1) The Human Body in Art or 2) Narrative in Art. See the 2004-2005 Art History Course Description for further details.

Biology 60% Section I - 100 questions

1 hour 20 minutes

40% Section II - 10 minute reading period SAME

4 mandatory essays

1 hour 30 minute writing period

Calculus AB 50% Section I - Part A: No calculator

28 questions in 55 minutes

Part B: Graphing calculator required

17 questions in 50 minutes SAME

50% Section II - Part A: Graphing calculator required

3 problems in 45 minutes

Part B: No calculator

3 problems in 45 minutes



Calculus BC 50% Section I - Part A: No calculator

28 questions in 55 minutes

Part B: Graphing calculator required

17 questions in 50 minutes SAME

50% Section II - Part A: Graphing calculator required

3 problems in 45 minutes

Part B: No calculator

3 problems in 45 minutes


Notes for Calculus AB and BC: For Section II, if a student finishes Part A before the end of the timed 45 minutes for Part A, he/she cannot begin working on Part B; the student must wait until the beginning of the timed 45 minutes for Part B. However, during the timed portion for Part B, students may keep the green insert and go back and work on the problems in Part A without the use of a calculator. The problems will NOT appear in the Section II test booklet. The three Part A problems will be printed in the green insert. The three Part B problems will be printed in a separate sealed blue insert. Each part of all six problems will have a designated workspace in the test booklet.

Chemistry 45% Section I - 75 questions

1 hour 30 minutes

No calculator

55% Section II - 40 minutes for Part A:

Calculator allowed

1 required question SAME

1 of 2 other questions

50 minutes for Part B:

No calculator allowed

3 required questions

1 of 2 other questions

Computer 50% Section I - 40 questions

Science A 1 hour 15 minutes SAME

50% Section II - 4 questions

1 hour 45 minutes
Note: The MBS case study appendix MUST be returned with the test booklets and answer sheets. The language used on the exam will be Java.

2004 2005

% of % of

Exam Grade Format Grade Format

Computer 50% Section I - 40 questions

Science AB 1 hour 15 minutes SAME

50% Section II - 4 questions

1 hour 45 minutes
Note: The MBS case study appendix MUST be returned with test booklets and answer sheets. The language used on the exam will be Java.

Economics: 66 2/3% Section I - 60 questions

Micro 70 minutes

33 1/3% Section II - 10-minute reading period SAME

3 required free-response questions

50 minutes


Note: Calculator not permitted.

Economics: 66 2/3% Section I - 60 questions

Macro 70 minutes

33 1/3% Section II - 10-minute reading period SAME

3 required free-response questions

50 minutes


Note: Calculator not permitted.

English 45% Section I - 54 questions in 1 hour 45% Section I - 55 questions in 1 hour

Language & 55% Section II - 3 essays in 2 hours 55% Section II - 3 essays in 2 hours

Composition

Note: For 2005, the format of the pink Section II booklet will be the same as the format that was introduced at the 2004 administration. The essay questions will be printed in the pink booklet as well as in the green insert. Students will be required to write their answers to each of the three essay questions on the lined pages designated for that essay. In addition, students will be told to write their answers to each question inside the border that has been added to each of the lined pages. The instructions on the back cover of the pink Section II booklet convey this information.

English 45% Section I - 55 questions in 1 hour

Literature & 55% Section II - 3 essays in 2 hours SAME

Composition

Environmental 60% Section I - 100 questions


Science 1 hour 30 minutes SAME

40% Section II - 4 mandatory questions

1 hour 30 minutes

European 50% Section I - 80 multiple-choice questions

History 55 minutes

50% Section II - 15-minute reading period SAME

DBQ and 2 thematic essays

(1 each from 2 groups of 3 essays)

1 hour 55 minutes
Note: See the new directions for Section II and the new DBQ generic scoring rubric in the 2004-2005 AP European History Course Description on AP Central.

French 50% Section I - 81 questions 50% Section I - 80 questions


Language 1 hour 25 minutes 1 hour 25 minutes

50% Section II - Writing - 60 minutes 50% Section II - Writing - 60 minutes

Speaking - 15 minutes Speaking - 15 minutes
Note: Students will be asked to start and stop their tape recorders at various points during the speaking test.

French 40% Section I - 68 questions 40% Section I - 70 questions


Literature 1 hour 20 minutes 1 hour 20 minutes

60% Section II - 1 directed textual analysis 60% Section II - 1 directed textual analysis

1 essay 1 essay

1 hour 40 minutes 1 hour 40 minutes


Geography: 50% Section I - 75 questions 50% Section I - 75 questions


Human 60 minutes 60 minutes

50% Section II - 3 essays in 60 minutes 50% Section II - 3 essays in 75 minutes



2004 2005

% of % of

Exam Grade Format Grade Format

German 45% Section I - 70 questions


Language Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes SAME

55% Section II - Writing - 50 minutes Speaking - 20 minutes


Note: Beginning with the 2004 German Language Exam the modified cloze passages (multiple-choice

section)have been eliminated. An additional reading passage has been added with approximately 5 questions.

The total number of multiple-choice questions is approximately 70. Directed Responses are now scored on a

scale of 0-6.


Government 50% Section I - 60 questions


& Politics: 45 minutes SAME

Comparative 50% Section II - 4 mandatory essays

1 hour 40 minutes


Government 50% Section I - 60 questions


& Politics: 45 minutes SAME

United States 50% Section II - 4 mandatory essays

1 hour 40 minutes



Latin 40% Section I - 50 questions

Literature 60 minutes

60% Section II - 15-minute reading period SAME

3 Catullus questions

3 of 9 questions (Cicero, Horace, Ovid)

1 hour 45 minutes

Latin: 40% Section I - 50 questions

Vergil 60 minutes

60% Section II - 15-minute reading period SAME

5 Vergil questions

1 hour 45 minutes



Music 45% Section I - 75 questions 45% Section I - 72 questions

Theory Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes

45% Section II - 7 exercises 45% Section II - 7 exercises

Approximately 68 minutes Approximately 68 minutes

10% Section II - 2 sight-singing exercises 10% Section II - 2 sight-singing exercises

Approximately 8 minutes per student Approximately 8 minutes per student
Note: Slight changes in directions to the bass line composition question will clarify the importance of both melodic and harmonic considerations.

Physics B 50% Section I - 70 questions 50% Section I - 70 questions

1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes

No calculator No calculator

50% Section II - 6 questions 50% Section II - 7 questions

1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes
Note: Calculator permitted on Section II only, with some exceptions. See the 2004-2005 Physics Course

Description for more details.

Physics C: 50% Section I - 35 questions

Mechanics 45 minutes

No calculator

50% Section II - 3 questions SAME

45 minutes



Note: Calculator permitted on Section II only, with some exceptions. See the 2004-2005 Physics Course

Description for more details.

Physics C: 50% Section I - 35 questions

Electricity & 45 minutes

Magnetism No calculator

50% Section II - 3 questions SAME

45 minutes

Note: Calculator permitted on Section II only, with some exceptions. See the 2004-2005 Physics Course

Description for more details.

2004 2005

% of % of

Exam Grade Format Grade Format

Psychology 66 2/3% Section I - 100 questions

1 hour 10 minutes SAME

33 1/3% Section II - 2 essays

50 minutes



Spanish 50% Section I - 90 questions 50% Section I - 75 questions

Language Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

50% Section II - Writing - 60 minutes 50% Section II - Writing - 60 minutes

Speaking - 20 minutes Speaking - 20 minutes
Note: Beginning with the May 2005 exam, the number of multiple-choice questions types will be reduced.

Specifically, the cloze and error recognition parts will no longer appear. While there will be an increase in the

number of questions in the remaining types, the number of multiple-choice questions will decrease overall. No

changes to the free-response section will be introduced for the 2005 exam. Also, the percentage assigned to

listening, reading, writing, and speaking parts will remain unchanged.

Spanish 40% Section I - 65 questions

Literature 1 hour 20 minutes SAME

60% Section II - 3 essays

1 hour 50 minutes

Statistics 50% Section I - 40 multiple-choice questions

90 minutes

50% Section II - 6 free-response questions SAME 90 minutes

Graphing calculator expected



Studio Art 33 1/3% Section I (Quality) - 3-D Design Portfolio:

10 slides; 2 views each of 5 works

Drawing Portfolio and 2-D Design Portfolios:

5 actual works

33 1/3% Section II (Concentration) - Drawing, 2-D Design SAME

and 3-D Design Portfolios: 12 slides

33 1/3% Section III (Breadth) - Drawing and 2-D Design

Portfolios: 12 slides

3-D Design Portfolio: 16 slides;

2 views each of 8 works


Note: See 2004-05 Studio Art Poster for specific information.

United States 50% Section I - 80 questions

History 55 minutes

50% Section II - 15-minute reading period SAME

DBQ and 2 essays

(1 each from 2 groups of 2 essays)

1 hour 55 minutes

World 50% Section I - 70 multiple-choice questions

History 55 minutes

50% Section II - 10-minute reading period SAME

3 mandatory questions

DBQ, change-over-time essay, comparative essay

2 hours
Note: The AP World History course content was revised for 2004 and the 2005 World History Exam will reflect

the changes. See the 2004-2005 World History Course Description for details, including the revised course

outline.


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