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Important Updates

AP Score Reports
Subject score rosters and student score reports for the 2020 AP Exams will be available beginning July 15.

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Note: The following information and resources are for AP Seminar teachers at participating AP Capstone™ schools. In order to offer AP Seminar, schools must apply through the AP Program to participate in AP Capstone. In addition, teachers attend mandatory training. For more information, visit the AP Capstone Diploma program page.

Assessment Overview

The AP Seminar assessment consists of three parts: two performance tasks and the end-of-course AP Exam. All parts measure student achievement of the course learning objectives.

Encourage your students to visit the AP Seminar student page for assessment information and practice.

 
  • Event
    • FRI, APR 30, 2021, 11:59 PM ET

    Deadline to Submit AP Seminar Performance Tasks

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  • Event
    • TUES, MAY 11, 2021, 8 AM LOCAL

    AP Seminar Exam Day

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Assessment Format

Performance Task 1: Team Project and Presentation—20% of AP Seminar Score
Component Scoring Method Weight

Individual research report (1,200 words)

College Board scored

50% of 20%

Team multimedia presentation and defense (8–10 minutes, plus defense questions)

Teacher scored (group score)

50% of 20%

Performance Task 2: Individual Research-Based Essay and Presentation—35% of AP Seminar Score
Component Scoring Method Weight

Individual written argument (2,000 words)

College Board scored

70% of 35%

Individual multimedia presentation (6–8 minutes)

Teacher scored

20% of 35%

Oral defense (2 questions from the teacher)

Teacher scored

10% of 35%

End-of-Course Exam (2 Hours)—45% of AP Seminar Score
Component Scoring Method Weight

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%

Assessment Questions and Scoring Information

For performance task stimulus materials and free-response questions (FRQs) from the 2019 assessment, along with scoring information, check out the table 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 AP Reading leadership to explain how students performed on the through-course performance tasks, summarize typical student errors, and address specific concepts and content with which students have struggled the most that year.