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. 

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