Performance Tasks Due
April 30, 2017
Exam Day 2017
Thurs, May 4, 12 noon
In AP Seminar, students are assessed with two through-course performance tasks and an end-of-course exam. All three assessments are summative and will be used to calculate a final AP score (using the 1 to 5 scale) for AP Seminar.
Encourage your students to visit the AP Seminar student page for exam information and exam practice.
Access online score reports for your students.
For detailed information about AP Capstone program policies, visit the AP Capstone Policies.
|Individual research report (1,200 words)||Teacher scored, College Board validated (individual score)||50% of 20%|
|Team multimedia presentation and defense (8 to 10 minutes, plus defense questions)||Teacher scored (group score)||50% of 20%|
|Individual written argument (2,000 words)||Teacher scored, College Board validated||70% of 35%|
|Individual multimedia presentation (6 to 8 minutes)||Teacher scored||20% of 35%|
|Oral defense (two questions from the teacher)||Teacher scored||10% of 35%|
|Understanding and analyzing an argument (3 short-answer questions); suggested time: 30 minutes||College Board scored||30% of 45%|
|Evidence-based argument essay (1 long essay); suggested time: 90 minutes||College Board scored||70% of 45%|
The AP Seminar Course and Exam Description includes complete information about the performance tasks.
Assessment Questions and Scoring Information
Looking for sample multiple-choice and free-response questions? You can find them in:
The AP Seminar Course and Exam Description, which has everything you need to know about the course and exam.
The Student Performance Q&A, in which the Chief Reader of the AP Exam compiles feedback from members of the reading leadership to describe how students performed on the FRQs, summarize typical student errors, and address specific concepts and content with which students have struggled the most that year. Note that these assessments do not reflect the format of the 2017 exam.
And for past assessments from prior administrations, along with scoring information, check out the Past Through-Course and End-of-Course Assessments page.