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2020 AP Exam Score Distributions

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AP Score Distributions 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

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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