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# How many points for 5 on AB Calc?

Registered User Posts: 1,581 Senior Member
edited April 2013
AP Pass - AP Calculusab Calculator
http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/calculus-released-exam-2008-scoring-worksheet.pdf

Seriously, these pages say that you only need 68-108 to get a 5. That is almost 62 percent.

I am self-studying so this is important to me. My acquaintances at other schools say that their teachers told them that one needs an 80% to get a 5. Can anybody comment on this? Thank you in advance!

P.S. I would also appreciate it if you could explain an FRQ to me in my other post http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/mathematics-computer-science/1494445-ab-calc-frq-question-explanation.html
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## Replies to: How many points for 5 on AB Calc?

• Forum Champion Pre-Med & Medical Posts: 16,700 Forum Champion
It is what it says it is.

A large fraction of BC students get a 5, compared to any other AP subject. However, I don't believe it is an easy test.
• Registered User Posts: 196 Junior Member
Well, difficulty is in the perception of the one taking the test. I think the test is a joke. Good point about the curve.
• Registered User Posts: 4,111 Senior Member
a lot of AP tests have large curves. AP Calc is one of them
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