AP Score Reports
Subject score rosters and student score reports for the 2020 AP Exams will be available beginning July 15.
Accessing 2020 FRQs and Exam Responses
If your students answered free-response questions on the AP Exam in 2020, you can access their responses in the Student Response Portal. The full suite of questions your students received on exam day is available within AP Classroom.
AP Questions and Feedback Throughout the Year
AP practice exams and all relevant previous exam questions are available in the AP Classroom question bank. Personal progress checks are also available in AP Classroom for use throughout the year and are a great way to ensure your students build mastery of content and skills. Use the progress dashboard to view progress across units and pinpoint strengths and weaknesses to inform instructional planning and additional support.
Exam questions assess the course concepts and skills outlined in the course framework. For more information on exam weighting, download the AP Spanish Language and Culture Course and Exam Description (CED) and the CED’s companion audio files.
Encourage your students to visit the AP Spanish Language and Culture student page for exam information and exam practice
- TUE, MAY 11, 2020 8 AM LOCAL
AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam Day
The AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam has consistent question types, weighting, and scoring guidelines every year, so you and your students know what to expect on exam day.
Section 1A: Multiple Choice
30 Questions | 40 Minutes| 23% of Score
- Interpretive Communication: Print Texts. This section consists of a variety of authentic print materials (e.g., journalistic and literary texts, announcements, advertisements, letters, charts, maps, and tables). Students will be asked to:
- Identify the main ideas and supporting details
- Determine the meaning of vocabulary words in context
- Identify the author’s point of view or the target audience
- Demonstrate knowledge of the cultural or interdisciplinary information contained in the text
Section 1B: Multiple Choice with Audio
35 Questions | 55 Minutes | 27% of Score
- This section consists of a variety of authentic audio materials, including interviews, podcasts, public service announcements, conversations, and brief presentations. It is divided into 2 subsections:
- Interpretive Communication: Print and Audio Texts (combined). 2 sets of audio sources paired with print materials on the same topic with questions (article and audio report, chart and conversation).
- Interpretive Communication: Audio Texts. 3 sets of audio sources with questions (interview, instructions, presentation).
- Students will respond to questions about main ideas and supporting details. Some questions will require students to demonstrate their understanding of cultural or interdisciplinary information.
- Students will have time to read a preview of each selection and skim the questions before listening to the audio. All audio texts will be played twice.
Section 2A: Free Response Written
2 Questions | 1 Hour 10 Minutes | 25% of Score
- Interpersonal Writing: Read and reply to an email message (15 minutes).
- Presentational Writing: Write an argumentative essay based on 3 sources, including an article, a table, graph, chart, or infographic, and a related audio source (played twice), that present different viewpoints on a topic (~55 minutes total: 15 minutes to review materials plus 40 minutes to write). Students will have access to the print sources and any notes they may take on the audio during the entire 40-minute writing period.
Section 2B: Free Response Spoken
2 Questions | 18 Minutes | 25% of Score
- Interpersonal Speaking: Participate in 5 exchanges in a simulated conversation (20 seconds for each response). For this conversation, students will be provided with a preview of the conversation, including an outline of each exchange.
- Presentational Speaking: Deliver a 2-minute presentation in response to a prompt in which students compare a cultural feature of a Spanish-speaking community with which they are familiar to their own community or another community.
Digital Audio Submission
Information about recording and submitting audio responses during the 2021 AP Exam will be available later in the fall.
Exam Questions and Scoring Information
2020 Free-Response Questions
Sign in to AP Classroom to access resources including the 2020 free-response questions, personal progress checks, the question b ank, and practice exams aligned to the current course.
To preserve the large number of new FRQs for teacher use, only teachers have access to the 2020 FRQs. If you are a higher education faculty member interested in seeing questions, please fill out this request form.
2019 Free-Response Questions
For free-response questions (FRQs) from the 2019 exam, 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 FRQs, summarize typical student errors, and address specific concepts and content with which students have struggled the most that year.
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