About Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools and colleges and universities that gives students the opportunity to take one or more college-level courses while still in high school. Taking AP courses helps students develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a successful transition to college and increases a studentís likelihood of graduating on time.

In 2008-2009 the College Board® offered AP Exams in Art History, Art: Studio 2-D Design, Art: Studio 3-D Design, Art: Studio Drawing, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Computer Science A, Computer Science AB, Economics: Macro, Economics: Micro, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, French Literature, Geography: Human, German Language, Government & Politics: Comparative, Government & Politics: U.S., Italian Language and Culture, Japanese Language and Culture, Latin: Catullus Horace, Latin: Vergil, Music Theory, Physics B, Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, U.S. History and World History.

How are AP Exams scored?
AP Exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5. Students receiving scores of 3, 4 or 5 are considered to be qualified by the College Board® to receive college credit or placement in advanced courses in the subject areas tested.

Source: The College Board®, 2008-2009

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