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The AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam

Pre-2014 AP Spanish Language Exam Information

The curriculum framework in the Course and Exam Description provides details about the content on the exam. The exam questions below do not reflect the redesigned exam administered in May 2014, but some of the question types are similar and many of the topics address the current course themes, making them a valuable resource for students and teachers.

Multiple-Choice Questions

For sample multiple-choice questions, refer to the Course and Exam Description.

Past Free-Response Questions

Below are free-response questions from past AP Spanish Language Exams. Included with the questions are scoring guidelines, sample student responses, and commentary on those responses, as well as exam statistics and the Chief Reader’s Student Performance Q&A Report for past administrations.

Note about “Form B” Exams

Prior to the May 2012 exam administration, for selected AP subjects, another version of the exam called “Form B” was administered outside of North, Central, and South America.

If you are using assistive technology and need help accessing these PDFs in another format, please contact us at ssd@info.collegeboard.org. Note: versions of these PDFs with enhanced accessibility will be available in the upcoming academic year.

Free-Response Questions 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999-2003


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

AP Spanish Language 2013 Audio Scripts

Speaking Audio Prompts 
Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Interpersonal Writing
Presentational Writing
Interpersonal Speaking
Presentational Speaking

Speaking Samples 
Score Distributions


2012: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions
Free-Response Questions

AP Spanish Language 2012 Audio Scripts

Speaking Audio Prompts 
Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Interpersonal Writing
Presentational Writing
Interpersonal Speaking
Presentational Speaking

Speaking Samples 
Score Distributions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions
Free-Response Questions

AP Spanish Language 2012 Audio Scripts

Speaking Audio Prompts 
Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Interpersonal Writing
Presentational Writing
Interpersonal Speaking
Presentational Speaking

Speaking Samples 
Score Distributions


2011: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts 
Scoring Guidelines Writing and Speaking

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Interpersonal Writing
Presentational Writing
Interpersonal Speaking
Presentational Speaking
Speaking Samples
Score Distributions


2011: Free-Response Questions Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts
Scoring Guidelines Writing and Speaking Interpersonal Writing
Presentational Writing
Interpersonal Speaking
Presentational Speaking
Speaking Samples


2010: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts
Scoring Guidelines Writing and Speaking

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Interpersonal Writing
Presentational Writing
Interpersonal Speaking
Presentational Speaking
Speaking Samples
Score Distributions


2010: Free-Response Questions Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts
Scoring Guidelines Writing and Speaking Interpersonal Writing
Presentational Writing
Interpersonal Speaking
Presentational Speaking
Speaking Samples
Score Distributions


2009: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts

Scoring Guidelines Writing and Speaking

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Interpersonal Writing
Presentational Writing 
Interpersonal Speaking
Presentational Speaking
Speaking Samples
Grade Distributions


2009: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts

Scoring Guidelines Writing and Speaking Interpersonal Writing
Presentational Writing
Interpersonal Speaking
Presentational Speaking
Speaking Samples


2008: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts
Scoring Guidelines Paragraph Completion

Scoring Guidelines Writing and Speaking

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Paragraph Completion
Interpersonal Writing
Presentational Writing
Interpersonal Speaking
Presentational Speaking
Speaking Samples
Grade Distributions


2008: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts
Scoring Guidelines Paragraph Completion

Scoring Guidelines Writing and Speaking
Paragraph Completion
Interpersonal Writing
Presentational Writing
Interpersonal Speaking
Presentational Speaking
Speaking Samples


2007: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts
Scoring Guidelines Paragraph Completion

Scoring Guidelines Writing and Speaking

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Paragraph Completion
Interpersonal Writing
Presentational Writing
Interpersonal Speaking
Presentational Speaking
Speaking Samples
Grade Distributions


2007: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts
Scoring Guidelines: Paragraph Completion Scoring Guidelines: Writing and Speaking Paragraph Completion
Interpersonal Writing
Presentational Writing
Interpersonal Speaking
Presentational Speaking
Speaking Samples


2006: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts
Scoring Guidelines Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Fill-ins

Composition

Picture Sequence

Directed Responses
Student Samples
Grade Distributions


2006: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts
Scoring Guidelines Fill-ins

Composition

Picture Sequence

Directed Responses
 
Student Samples


2005: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts
Scoring Guidelines

Scoring Commentary

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Sample Responses 

Audio Samples 
Grade Distributions


2005: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts
Scoring Guidelines

Scoring Commentary
Sample Responses

Audio Samples


2004: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples Grade Distributions
Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts
Scoring Guidelines

Scoring Commentary

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Sample Responses Composition

Sample Responses Fill-Ins

Audio Samples
Grade Distributions


2004: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples
Free-Response Questions Scoring Guidelines

Scoring Commentary
Sample Responses Composition

Sample Responses Fill-Ins

Audio Samples


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