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AP Spanish 2020-2021

 
AP Spanish Language and Culture - AP Spanish 2020-2021
Teacher: Adelia Kim
2021 AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021, @ 8:00 AM.

AP SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE EXAM: 3 HOURS

Exam questions are based on the six learning objectives and assess all themes. As much as possible, students read and listen to authentic texts from the Spanish-speaking world throughout the exam.

The AP Spanish Language and Culture Course and Exam Description (.pdf/2.11MB) provides complete details about the exam.

Format of Assessment

Section I: Multiple Choice | 65 Questions | ~ 95 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score

  • Part A:30 questions
    • Interpretive Communication: Print Texts
  • Part B:35 Questions
    • Interpretive Communication: Print and Audio Texts (combined)
    • Interpretive Communication: Audio Texts

Section II: Free Response | 8 Prompts | ~ 80 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score

  • Interpersonal Writing: Email Reply (1 prompt)
  • Presentational Writing: Persuasive Essay (1 prompt)
  • Interpersonal Speaking: Simulated Conversation (5 prompts)
  • Presentational Speaking: Cultural Comparison (1 prompt)


 

AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam Format 
SectionNumber of QuestionsPercent of Final ScoreTime
Section I: Multiple ChoiceApprox. 95 minutes
Part AInterpretive Communication: Print Texts30 questions50%Approx. 40 minutes
Part BInterpretive Communication: Print and Audio Texts (combined)35 questionsApprox. 55 minutes
Interpretive Communication: Audio Texts
Section II: Free ResponseApprox. 85 minutes
Interpersonal Writing: Email Reply   Samples20141 prompt12.5%15 minutes
Presentational Writing: Persuasive Essay1 prompt12.5%Approx. 55 minutes
Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation5 prompts12.5%20 seconds for each response
Presentational Speaking: Cultural Comparison1 prompt12.5%2 minutes to respond

Exam Overview
 

Multiple-Choice Questions

For sample multiple-choice questions, refer to the Course and Exam Description.

Free-Response Questions

Below are free-response questions from past AP Spanish Language and Culture Exams.

2015: Free-Response Questions

QuestionsScoringSamples and CommentaryScore Distributions
Free-Response Questions

AP Spanish Language 2015 Audio Scripts

Speaking Audio Prompts
Scoring Guidelines 
 

2014: Free-Response Questions

QuestionsScoringSamples and CommentaryScore Distributions
Free-Response Questions

AP Spanish Language 2014 Audio Scripts

Speaking Audio Prompts
Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Interpersonal Writing
Presentational Writing
Interpersonal Speaking
Presentational Speaking

Speaking Samples
Score Distributions
 
 
AP Practice Exams: 
 
Writing Skills
Persuasive Essay 
 
Speaking Skills 
Cultural Comparison 
 
Past AP Spanish Language Exam Questions

 The College Board provides free-response questions from past AP Spanish Language and Culture Exams. These questions do not reflect the redesigned AP Spanish Language Exam administered for the first time in May 2014, but the question types are the same and the topics similar, making them a valuable resource for students and teachers. Included with the questions are scoring guidelines, sample student responses, and commentary on those responses, as well as exam statistics and the Student Performance Q&A (Chief Reader's Report) for the May 2013 administrations and before.
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