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Important Updates

2021 Exam Information
AP Exams will cover the full content in each course, giving students the opportunity to receive college credit and placement.

Given the uncertainties of the 2020-21 school year, some students may feel unsure about completing performance tasks or taking AP Exams in spring. So that students feel comfortable registering by the fall deadline, this year there will be no fees whatsoever if a student decides not to test/submit performance tasks or to cancel their exams. Every AP student should keep their options open by registering for the exam on time because there will still be a $40 fee for late orders.

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AP Questions and Feedback Throughout the Year
AP practice exams and past exam questions are available in the AP Classroom question bank. Personal progress checks are also available to ensure your students build mastery of content and skills. The progress dashboard highlights progress for every student and class across units.

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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 sample student responses from the 2020 assessment, along with scoring information, check out the table below.