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2020 AP Exam Score Distributions

The 2020 preliminary AP Exam Score Distributions include exams taken in May and early June, but do not include the exception exams taken the end of June as they are still being scored. It does not appear that there will be any commentary reagarding the score districtions for this year's exams as there has been the past several years. Curious About the College Board's Finances? View a summary of the last 12 years of finances. Data was obtained from the College Board's 990s (IRS form for "Not for Profits").

Total Registration has compiled the following scores from Tweets that the College Board's head of AP*, Trevor Packer, has been making during June. These are preliminary breakdowns that may change slightly as late exams are scored.

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AP Score Distributions 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

This table is sortable by clicking on the header - Clicking on an Exam Name will show a comparison of the score distributions for all years compiled

Exam 5 4 3 2 1 Date Tweeted Trevor's Comments
2-D Art and Design 12.1% 36.2% 41.2% 9.8% 0.6% Jul 06
3-D Art and Design 7.2% 32.0% 36.5% 20.9% 3.6% Jul 06
AP Research 8.8% 32.1% 31.5% 25.0% 2.6% Jul 06
AP Seminar 6.4% 14.5% 59.7% 17.2% 2.3% Jul 06
Art History 15.6% 24.6% 27.7% 21.4% 10.7% Jul 07
Biology 9.4% 22.5% 36.6% 24.2% 7.3% Jul 07
Calculus AB 19.0% 20.4% 20.5% 24.1% 16.0% Jul 10
Calculus BC 44.2% 17.4% 19.2% 14.4% 4.8% Jul 10
Chemistry 10.4% 18.2% 26.4% 23.8% 21.1% Jul 10
Chinese Lang. and Culture 55.3% 15.5% 17.8% 5.2% 6.2% Jul 09
Computer Science A 25.2% 21.3% 22.8% 12.9% 17.8% Jul 08
Computer Science Principles 10.8% 23.3% 36.6% 17.5% 11.8% Jul 06
Drawing 15.5% 40.3% 33.3% 9.8% 1.2% Jul 06
English Language 12.5% 20.4% 29.1% 26.2% 11.8% Jul 09
English Literature 9.3% 17.3% 33.5% 27.7% 12.2% Jul 07
Environmental Science 11.8% 28.3% 13.0% 25.4% 21.5% Jul 09
European History 13.7% 20.1% 25.5% 29.2% 11.5% Jul 10
French Language 23.2% 31.6% 28.3% 12.4% 4.5% Jul 10
German Language 23.9% 33.8% 16.0% 19.5% 6.7% Jul 07
Government and Politics, Comp. 24.3% 27.3% 18.4% 17.3% 12.7% Jul 07
Government and Politics, US 15.3% 16.2% 25.1% 21.8% 21.6% Jul 07
Human Geography 11.6% 22.1% 24.5% 10.9% 30.9% Jul 10
Italian Language and Culture 18.5% 16.9% 39.9% 19.6% 5.1% Jul 09
Japanese Lang. and Culture 53.9% 9.6% 20.1% 7.6% 8.8% Jul 07
Latin 16.3% 20.1% 32.0% 17.8% 13.8% Jul 09
Macroeconomics 19.5% 24.8% 18.3% 16.2% 21.2% Jul 08
Microeconomics 23.1% 28.7% 16.5% 14.2% 17.5% Jul 08
Music Theory 23.8% 18.9% 25.2% 22.0% 10.1% Jul 07
Physics 1 - Algebra Based 8.7% 17.7% 24.5% 26.3% 22.8% Jul 08
Physics 2 - Algebra Based 13.9% 24.0% 34.6% 21.5% 6.0% Jul 08
Physics C E&M 40.0% 22.1% 11.5% 16.3% 10.1% Jul 08
Physics C Mech. 40.9% 26.0% 16.0% 9.5% 7.6% Jul 08
Psychology 22.3% 25.3% 23.4% 9.6% 19.4% Jul 10
Spanish Language 30.5% 36.4% 23.1% 8.8% 1.2% Jul 09
Spanish Literature 17.0% 18.0% 37.7% 20.7% 6.6% Jul 09
Statistics 16.0% 20.6% 22.9% 21.6% 18.9% Jul 09
United States History 13.0% 19.2% 26.6% 20.4% 21.0% Jul 06
World History 9.2% 22.8% 28.2% 26.1% 13.7% Jul 08