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AP Calculus AB Exam

jdroidxwjdroidxw 225 replies69 threads Junior Member
I will be taking the ap calc ab exam in about a month... I was wondering is it possible to get a 5 on the ap exam if you get 100% on the MC and about 50% on FR? I know you can't get a 5 with that without the scaling/curving whatever its called.
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  • garfieldlikergarfieldliker 1914 replies78 threads Senior Member
    I think 75% is enough for a 5...
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  • jdroidxwjdroidxw 225 replies69 threads Junior Member
    what about... lets say a 80% on mc and 50% on fr?
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  • nhartmann10nhartmann10 41 replies0 threads Junior Member
    My Calc teacher recently gave my class a previously administered exam for which you only needed 63% of possible points to get a 5. I think the curve is typically very lenient.
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  • bluewindbluewind 295 replies89 threads Member
    But now you can guess freely without losing any points, so the curve will be more harsh now...probably 75-80%.
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  • TheMathProfTheMathProf 810 replies0 threads Member
    Interestingly enough, the projection is that the number of points needed for a 5 isn't going to go up by that much, and that the number of points for a 2 would go up by a larger amount.

    At first, that seems counter-intuitive, but figure that most people getting a 5 aren't missing very many questions in the first place, and weren't getting hit too hard by that 1/4 point penalty. They won't gain much from answering every question either, as they probably weren't skipping a ton of questions either.
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  • PinkLoverPinkLover 108 replies10 threads Junior Member
    Do you guys know approximately what the new percentages of the test you have to get right to get a 3 or 4?

    I placed calculus on the back burner to focus on my other tests and now on the calc practice tests I'm scoring low-ish 3s... ****. I'm going to cram, because I know all the concepts pretty well, I just can't apply them sometimes.. And there are a few things I need to learn more like critical points/max/min/ etc
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