Advanced Placement is a program of college-level courses and examinations
that gives high school students the opportunity to receive advanced
placement and/or credit in college. The Advanced Placement Calculus
AB Exam tests students on introductory differential and integral
calculus, covering a full-year college mathematics course.
There are three sections on the AP Calculus AB Examination:
1. Multiple Choice: Part A (25 questions in 45 minutes) - calculators are not allowed
2. Multiple Choice: Part B (15 questions in 45 minutes) - graphing calculators are required for some questions
3. Free response (6 questions in 45 minutes) - graphing calculators
are required for some questions
Both sections (multiple choice and free response) are given equal weight.
Grades are reported on a 1 to 5 scale:
|Extremely well qualified|
To obtain a grade of 3 or higher, you need to answer about 50 percent of the multiple-choice questions correctly and do acceptable work on the free-response section. In both Parts A and B of the multiple choice section, 1/4 of the number of questions answered incorrectly will be subtracted from the number of questions answered correctly.