Key Points About the AP 2021 Exam Score Information I’ll Be Posting

Here are a few things to keep in mind as I post overall AP score information these next few weeks:

  1. Unless otherwise noted, these score distributions will include all students from the May exam dates. But because they include all students’ scores, they should not be interpreted as the scores of any one teacher’s classroom. Many teachers will have score distributions significantly higher than these total group results, while many teachers will also have score distributions significantly lower than these total group results.
  3. I won’t know in advance exactly when I'll have any specific subject's results—so I won’t be able to respond to questions like, "When will you be posting AP Biology results?"
  5. What I do know is that I will not have the results for the following 8 subjects until after July 21:
    • Calculus AB
    • Calculus BC
    • Chemistry
    • Physics 1
    • Physics 2
    • Physics C: Mechanics
    • Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
    • Statistics
      The reason these subjects will be last is that a larger-than-typical number of students in these subjects tested in June rather than May, so I'll wait to include the June exam results in my posts, and that info won’t be available until after July 21.
  7. If we have results for some subjects already, why can’t we proceed to share those subjects’ scores with students and educators? The AP Program needs to report scores for all AP subjects at the same time, July 21, so the reports colleges receive contain all of a student’s AP scores.
  9. The memo will indicate whether any students received all points possible—a "perfect score"—on this year’s exam. These students and their schools will be notified in October when all exam scoring, including the makeup exams, is complete.