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The AP Latin Exam

Exam Day 2017

Fri, May 12, 12 noon

Exam Duration

3 hours

Exam Overview

The AP Latin Exam assesses the ability to read, understand, translate, and analyze Latin poetry and prose. The exam focuses on translating the required Latin readings with an accuracy that reflects precise understanding of Latin and on reading and comprehending new passages at sight. Additionally, students will be expected to describe and analyze Latin grammar, syntax, and style, and to connect the texts they read with the people, practices, and events that shaped the ancient Roman world.

Encourage your students to visit the AP Latin student page for exam information and exam practice.

Access online score reports for your students.

Policies

Learn about late testing policies, and see all late testing dates.

Exam Format

Section I

Multiple Choice — 50 Questions | 1 Hour | 50% of Exam Score

  • Syllabus Reading: Vergil and Caesar (~20 questions)
  • Sight Reading: Poetry and Prose (~30 questions)

Section II

Free Response — 5 Questions | 2 Hours (includes a 15-minute reading period) | 50% of Exam Score

  • Translation: Vergil (1 passage) and Caesar (1 passage)
  • Analytical essay (1 prompt)
  • Short answer: Vergil (5 to 7 questions) and Caesar (5 to 7 questions)


Exam Questions and Scoring Information

Looking for sample multiple-choice questions and free-response questions? You can find them in:

The Course and Exam Description (.pdf/1.12MB), which has everything you need to know about the course and exam.


A full practice exam on AP Course Audit. Log in to your account and then click on the Secure Documents link within the Resources section of your Course Status page.


The Student Performance Q&A. In this invaluable resource, 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.


The AP Latin Tutorial helps teachers select appropriate Latin passages and write effective multiple-choice questions.

And for free-response questions from prior exams, along with scoring information, check out the tables below.

 



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

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

Sample Responses Q4

Sample Responses Q5

Score Distributions

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

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

Sample Responses Q4

Sample Responses Q5

Score Distributions

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

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

Sample Responses Q4

Sample Responses Q5

Score Distributions

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

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

Sample Responses Q4

Sample Responses Q5

Score Distributions

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