# AP Language and Composition Score Calculation Information

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AP Language and Composition Score Calculation Information

AP Language and Composition Score Calculation Information Your AP practice tests, and your actual AP test in May, will be scored using the guidelines that follow. These guidelines come directly from College Board. Pay close attention to the differences in ‘weight’ for the multiple-choice section and the essays. We will review this in class when we review data and responses from Practice Test 1. Score Calculations - Step 1 (weighted scores) Section 1/MC • Multiple Choice: # correct (x) 1.2499 = weighted score Section 2/Essay • Essay 1 (out of 9) (x) 3.0556 = weighted score • Essay 2 (out of 9) (x) 3.0556 = weighted score • Essay 3 (out of 9) (x) 3.0556 = weighted score Note: Your weighted score WILL NOT be rounded. You will add the scores from both sections to determine your composite score. Score Calculations - Steps 2 & 3 Section 2 • Add up the weighted scores for each essay to determine a section 2 total. Composite Score • Weighted Section 1/MC Score (+) Weighted Section 2/Essay Score = Composite Score Note: Your composite score WILL be rounded to the nearest whole number in accordance with College Board Scoring Guidelines. Score Calculations - Step 4 Convert the composite score to an AP Score (1 – 5) using the conversion chart. Composite Score Range 110 – 150 96 – 109 81 – 95 60 – 80 0 – 59 AP Score 5 4 3 2 1 Your Practice Test Score in PS Because we are taking 2 full length practice tests in class, you will be given a grade for each part of the test in PS. This is SEPARATE from your final exam grade. The information that follows outlines how your practice test score will look in the gradebook. PowerSchool Calculations: Practice Test #1 Section 1 • Multiple Choice Score (out of 55) will go in PS as a grade out of 55 and in the classwork/participation category. Section 2 • Essay 1 (converted score out of 27) in the composition category • Essay 2 (converted score out of 27) in the composition category • Essay 3 (converted score out of 27) in the composition category **See the AP Score conversion chart out of 27 on the next slide. This is the same grade conversion we have been using all year. AP Rubric Conversion Chart for Practice Tests for PowerSchool Gradebook AP Rubric Score Essay Score out of 27 9 8 7 27 25.65 24.30 6 5 4 22.95 21.60 20.25 3 2 18.9 17.55 1 16.20 Your Practice Test as a Final Exam If you are taking the AP test for APLAC, you may choose to use your highest scoring practice test for your final exam grade. This information was already included in the handout regarding practice tests, review activities, and final exams. Your Practice Test as a Final Exam If you are taking the AP test for APLAC, you may choose to use your highest scoring practice test for your final exam grade. This information was already included in the handout regarding practice tests, review activities, and final exams. PowerSchool Calculation for your Final Exam Convert the AP Score (1 – 5) from your BEST practice test using the conversion chart below. AP Score 5 4 3 2 1 Final Exam Score (out of 100) 90 80 70 60 50 PowerSchool Calculation for your Final Exam Enhance your practice test score by up to 25 points by completing the review activities outlined on the Practice Test and Review Session handout you were given in March. An electronic copy can also be found on website. No matter what, your final exam score cannot exceed 100 points total. Review Activities need to be submitted to Mrs. Bondi directly and in alignment with the due dates indicated on the Practice Test and Review Session handout. Caveat! If for some reason you end up NOT taking the AP test for APLAC, either on the test date or the make up test date, you WILL be REQUIRED to take an actual final exam for this class. You may also CHOOSE to take the final exam on the day of finals even if you take the AP test for APLAC. However, if you CHOOSE to take the final exam, as opposed to using your BEST practice test score, you will not be able to change your mind once you begin taking the final exam. Sample Score Calculations Practice Score Calculation Sample Section 1 Score Multiplier Weighted Score Multiple-Choice: 27 1.2499 33.7473 Section 1 TOTAL Weighted Score 33.7473 Section 2 Score Multiplier Weighted Score Essay 1 AP SCORE: 5 3.0556 15.278 Essay 2 AP SCORE: 6 3.0556 18.3336 Essay 3 AP SCORE: 6 3.0556 18.3336 Section 2 TOTAL Weighted Score 51.9452 TOTAL Weighted Score 85.6925 Composite Score 86 Converted AP Score 3 – PASSING Practice Score Calculation for PowerSchools Section 1 Score Gradebook Category Multiple-Choice: 27 / 55 Classwork / Participation Section 2 Score Score Gradebook Category Essay 1 AP SCORE: 5 21.60 / 27 Composition Essay 2 AP SCORE: 6 22.95 / 27 Composition Essay 3 AP SCORE: 6 22.95 / 27 Composition Practice Test Composite Score Converted AP Score Converted Final Exam Score* *Before any review activities. Final Exam Score 86 3 – PASSING 70% Remember: Your BEST practice score will be used to calculate your final exam score. Practice Test Opportunities The following is a list of practice test opportunities for you. Practice Test 1: In-class March 28 – March 31, 2016 *Make-up day: April 1, 2016 Practice Test 2A: OPTIONAL April 14th at 7:40 AM in room C-208. Practice Test 3: In-class April 20, 21, 26, & 27 *Make-up day: April 28, 2016 Practice Test 2B: OPTIONAL During ANY scheduled after school review session (every Tuesday in April). Advanced sign-up and approval from Mrs. Bondi is required.