AP Environmental Science Updates and New Resources for 2019-20
To bring you and your students new classroom resources and supports, we’re making updates to AP Environmental Science for the 2019-20 school year.Learn More
- Mon, May 6, 2019
AP Environmental Science Exam Day 2019
AP Environmental Science is interdisciplinary, embracing topics from geology, biology, environmental studies, environmental science, chemistry, and geography. Exam questions are based on each major topic area outlined in the course description. They are designed to cover the breadth of students' knowledge and depth of understanding of environmental science. Thought-provoking problems and questions based on fundamental ideas from environmental science are included along with questions based on the recall of basic facts and major concepts.
Encourage your students to visit the AP Environmental Science student page for exam information and exam practice.
Multiple Choice — 100 Questions | 1 Hour, 30 Minutes | 60% of Exam Score
- Individual questions
- Questions in sets
Free Response — 4 Questions | 1 Hour, 30 Minutes | 40% of Exam Score
- Data Set (1 question)
- Document-Based Question (1 question)
- Synthesis and Evaluation (2 questions)
Exam Questions and Scoring Information
For free-response questions from prior exams, along with scoring information, check out the tables below.
Be sure to review the Chief Reader Report. 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.
AP Environmental Science Course Description—2013
This is the core document for this course. It clearly lays out the course content and describes the exam and the AP Program in general.
Quantitative Skills in the AP Sciences (2018)This reference guide is for students to use as they develop quantitative skills, such as using measurements, gathering and evaluating data, using quantitative evidence to support claims, and connecting empirical information to scientific theory, throughout the course.