Monday, June 26, 2017

Score Distributions for the 2017 AP Psych Exam

Today, Trevor Packer, head of the Advanced Placement program for the College Board, tweeted out preliminary aggregate data about performance on the AP Psych exam. Before we take a look at the trends, it's important to note two things:

  1. These data reflect performance of ALL AP Psych test-takers globally. They are NOT the score distributions of Chi-Hi students, which are often quite different.
  2. The score distributions tell you NOTHING about your own individual score. You will be able to view your own scores on July 6th (assuming you are in Wisconsin on that date). So, until then, patience is required. 
That being said, here we go:
Overall, these score distributions are pretty similar to previous years.

Let's hope these students are from Chippewa Falls!
But even more, I hope we're ALL successful. I'd take widespread success over perfection for a few any day.

I'll be able to find out if this trend also held true for Chi-Hi students when Instructional Planning Reports come out later in July. Same goes for the challenging topics identified below.

Looks like Sachio and his saxophone proved to be difficult for many students nationwide. I'm hoping he was not as troublesome for you. 

Now we wait for our own scores. :) Having read student responses from both Q1 and Q2 at the AP Reading earlier this month, I saw a wide variety of levels of student performance. The experience always makes me optimistic. Given what I saw you were capable of on your practice exams, I know there's a good chance you'll be satisfied with your scores come July. You certainly all had the capacity to do well, so I imagine your scores will reflect that.