The AP Human Geography exam consists of 75 multiple-choice questions that account for 50% of the exam.
The AP exam also includes a constructed-response section with 3 questions that account for the other 50% of the exam score.
The second committee, the Committee on Admission with Advanced Standing, developed and implemented the plan to choose a curriculum.
A pilot program was run in 1952 which covered eleven disciplines.
Students must be able to define, explain, and apply geographical concepts and interpret geographical data.
The AP Human Geography exam consists of 75 questions and is timed for 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete the exam.
During the process a number of reviews and statistical analyses are performed to ensure that the grading is reliable.
The overall goal is for the grades to reflect an absolute scale of performance which can be compared from year to year.
In 2017, the most taken AP exam was English Language and Composition with 579,426 students and the least taken AP exam was Japanese Language and Culture with 2,429 students.
The multiple choice component of the exam is scored by computer, while the free response and essay portions are scored by trained Readers at the AP Reading each June.