Updates to AP Research Performance Task
In AP Research, students are assessed on the academic paper and presentation and oral defense of research. The academic paper is 4,000–5,000 words, and the presentation and defense take approximately 15–20 minutes.
Encourage your students to visit the AP Research student page for assessment information and practice.
Participate in the AP Capstone Diploma Program
The AP Research assessment has consistent weighting and scoring guidelines every year, so you and your students know what to expect.
|AP Research Through-Course Performance Task—100% of AP Research Score
|Academic Paper (4,000–5,000 words)
|College Board scored
|Presentation and Oral Defense (15–20 minutes total for both the presentation and 3–4 questions from a panel of 3 evaluators that follows).
Academic Paper Samples and Scoring Information
2023: Through-Course Assessment
Performance Task Overview
Samples and Commentary