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AP Chinese Language and Culture

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Advanced Placement Chinese Language and Culture (commonly known as AP Chinese Language and Culture or AP Chinese) is a course offered by the College Board as a part of the Advanced Placement Program in the United States.[1] It requires proficiencies throughout the Intermediate range as described in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. The course interweaves language and culture learning and is conducted mostly in Chinese. The first AP Chinese test was administered on May 9, 2007. Many native Chinese speakers take the exam, leading to an overwhelming majority obtaining the maximum score.

Contents

  • Format of exam 1
  • Grade distribution 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Format of exam

The AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes in length . It assesses Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational communication skills in Mandarin Chinese, along with knowledge of Chinese culture [2]

Section I consists of multiple-choice questions.

  • Part A: Listening
  • Part B: Reading

Section II, the free-response section, requires you to produce written and spoken responses.

  • Part A: Writing
  • Part B: Speaking

Grade distribution

The grade distributions for 2010,[3] 2011,[4][5] 2012,[6] 2013,[7] 2014,[8] and 2015[9] were:

Score 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
5 76.7% 72.3% 71.1% 69.7% 68.1% 65.2%
4 13.2% 13.9% 13.2% 14.6% 13.8% 15.4%
3 6.6% 9.2% 10.9% 10.7% 12.3% 12.1%
2 1.5% 2.1% 2.3% 2.3% 3.1% 3.3%
1 2.0% 2.5% 2.5% 2.8% 2.7% 4%
Mean 4.61 4.51 4.48 4.46 4.43
Number of Students 6,388 7,970 9,357 10,121 10,728

See also

References

  1. ^ Advanced Placement Course Offerings
  2. ^ "The AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam". 
  3. ^ AP Chinese 2010 Score Distribution
  4. ^ AP Chinese 2011 Score Distribution
  5. ^ Packer, Trevor. "2012 AP Exam Score Distributions". Total Registration. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  6. ^ The College Board. "AP Chinese Language Student Score Distributions" (PDF). Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  7. ^ AP Chinese 2013 Score Distribution
  8. ^ 2014 AP Exam Score Distributions
  9. ^ 2015 AP Exam Score Distributions

External links

  • AP Chinese Language and Culture at CollegeBoard.com
  • Teacher Resources for AP Chinese Course at CollegeBoard.com
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