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2019 AP SCORES

Scores AP
BIO
AP Environ
Sci
AP
CHEM
AP
Stats
AP
US
Hist
AP
World
History
AP
US
Gov't
AP
Eng
Lit &
Comp
AP
Eng Lang
&
Comp
AP
Human
Geog
AP
Physics
1
AP
Physics
2
AP
Physics C
Mechanics
AP
Physics
C
Electricity
Magnetism
AP
Macro
Econ
AP
Micro
Econ
AP
Calc
AB
AP
Calc
BC
AP Computer Sci
5 7.1% 9.5% 10.7% 14.5% 12/1% 8.7% 12.9% 6.2% 10.1% 10.7% 6.2% 12.6% 35.9% 34.6% 17.6 22.2% 18.9% 43.2% 27%
4 22.1% 25.9% 16.2% 18% 18.7% 19% 12.4% 15.9% 18.5% 18.3% 17.8% 19.8% 27.2% 22.6% 22.9% 28.4% 18.8% 18.5% 22.1%
3 35.4% 14.2% 27.7% 26.7% 23.5% 28.3% 29.9% 28% 26.5% 20.1% 20.6% 31.1% 18% 13.9% 17.4% 17.8% 20.6% 19.8% 20.8%
2 26.7% 25.5% 23.6% 10.7% 22% 28.9% 24.8% 34.3% 31.1% 16.9% 29.3% 27.8% 10.4% 17.8% 15.3% 12.4% 23.4% 13.6% 11.8%
1 8.7% 24.9% 21.8 21.1% 23.7% 15.1% 20% 15.6% 13.8% 33.9% 26.1% 8.7% 8.4% 11.1% 26.9% 19.2% 18.3% 4.9% 18.3%
3 or
higher
64.6% 49.6% 54.6% 59.2% 54.3% 56% 55.2% 50.1% 55.1% 49.1% 44.6% 63.5% 81.1% 71.1% 57.9% 68.4% 58.3% 81.5% 69.9%

 

2019 Trevor Packer says
AP Biology students achieve an all time high: in 65 years of AP Biology, this year's students have earned the highest % of 3+ scores ever, even while teachers have expanded access to 6,000 more students this year.

1 student so far this year, out of ~265,000 worldwide, has earned all 120/120 points possible on this year's AP Biology exam.

AP Biology multiple-choice: Students scored exceptionally well on questions about Big Idea 4 (system interactions) and Science Practice 4 (data collection) and 5 (data analysis & evaluation).

To increase the percentage of AP Biology students earning 5s, much more proficiency with Science Practice 2 (use of mathematics) is necessary; the free, new resources, available for teachers to unlock for students from Aug 1 this year, provide great help with this skill.

AP Biology free-response question #2 (investigating protist competition) has five parts; generally, students earning a 3 thi year can answer two parts, students earning a 4 can answer 3 parts, and students earning a 5 can answer 4 or more parts. FRQs


AP BIOLOGY TEST SCORE AVERAGES

NEW TEST  FORMAT

AP Biology Exam Score

United
States
Avg
2013
BHS
Test
Scores
2013
United
States
Avg
2014
BHS
Test
Scores
2014
United States AVG
2015
BHS AVG
2015
United
States
AVG
2016
BHS
Test Scores
2016
United
States
AVG
2017
BHS
Test Scores
2017
United States AVG 2018 BHS Test Scores 2018 United States
AVG
2019
BHS
Test
Scores
2019

5

5.4% 14.3% 6.5% 26.7% 6.2% 42.9% 6.3% 22.2% 6.2% 33.3% 7.1% 12.5% 7.1% 0%

4

21.4% 71.4% 22.1% 40.0% 22% 14.2% 20.6% 22.2% 20.9% 20% 21.5% 45.8% 22.1% 75%

3

36.3% 14.3% 35.1% 26.7% 35.9% 42.9% 33.6% 33.3% 36.7% 46.7% 32.9% 37.5% 35.4% 25%

2

29.5% 0% 27.4% 6.6% 27.6% 0% 29.2% 22.2% 27.8% 0% 28.5% 4.1% 26.7% 0%

1

7.4% 0% 8.9% 0% 8.3% 0% 10.3% 0% 8.4% 0% 10% 0% 8.7% 0%

3 or Higher

63.1% 100% 63.8% 93.4% 64.1% 100% 60.5% 77.8% 63.8% 100%
61.5% 95.9% 64.6% 100%


OTHER AP EXAMS
2018
Scores AP
BIO
AP Environ
Sci
AP
CHEM
AP
Stats
AP
US
Hist
AP
World
History
AP
US
Gov't
AP
Eng
Lit &
Comp
AP
Eng Lang
&
Comp
AP
Human
Geog
AP
Physics
1
AP
Physics
2
AP
Physics C
Mechanics
AP
Physics
C
Electricity
Magnetism
AP
Macro
Econ
AP
Micro
Econ
AP
Calc
AB
AP
Calc
BC
AP Computer Sci
5 7.1% 8.5% 12.6% 14.1% 10.4% 8.7% 13.4% 5.6% 10.6% 24.7% 5.2% 11.2% 28.6% 35% 18.2% 19.2% 19.% 40.3% 24.7%
4 21.5% 23.9% 17.3% 21.3% 18.2% 19.8% 13.3% 14.6% 17.8% 21.3% 15% 14.8% 27.6% 23.1% 22.5% 28% 17.3% 19% 21.3%
3 32.9% 15.1% 25% 25.2% 22.5% 27.7% 26.5% 27.2% 29% 21.7% 19.5% 34.9% 20.5% 13.7% 16.7% 20.2% 21.2% 21% 21.7%
2 28.5% 26.1% 24.1% 16.1% 23.1% 28.7% 24.5% 36.1% 29.3% 11.8% 29.1% 30.6% 13.1% 17.3% 17.3% 15.8% 22.4% 14.6% 11.8%
1 10% 26.4% 21% 23.3% 25.8% 15.1% 22.3% 16.5% 13.4% 20.5% 31.2% 8.5% 10.2% 10.9% 25.3% 16.8% 20.1% 5.1% 20.5%
3 or
higher
61.5% 47.5% 54.9% 60.6% 51.1% 56.2% 53.2% 47.4% 57.4% 67.7% 39.7% 60.9% 76.7% 71.8% 57.4% 67.4% 57.5% 80.3% 67.7%

2018 UPDATES:
Have a great summer!

I was at the AP BIO Read in Kansas City June 10-18.
260,000+ AP BIO tests to grade!

I graded 1,872 FRQ #2 questions! YIKES!

AP BIO Sing Along with Mr. W!


2018 Trevor Packer says;

The 2018 AP Biology scores: 5: 7.1%; 4: 21.5%; 3: 32.9%; 2: 28.5%; 1: 10%. This year, there were more strong students, and more weak students – fewer in the middle. So all score categories expanded, in comparison to 2017, except 3s.

AP Biology multiple-choice: students generally scored best on questions about Big Idea 4 (interactions) and least well on questions that required use of mathematics, including the grid-ins, where 35% of students scored 0/5 points.

AP Biology students demonstrated a very strong understanding of species interactions, generally earning high scores on FRQ5 (symbiotic relationship between warblers and cuckoos). 30% of students earned all 4/4 points possible.

AP Biology FRQ3 (investigating aquatic pollination) best differentiates between students getting 3s & those getting 2s. Students getting 3s are usually earning at least 3 of these 4 points.
6/22/18

AP Biology FRQ7 (investigating sex determination in fish) best distinguished between students getting 3s and those getting 5s. Students getting 5s are usually earning all 4 of these points.



2018 Released FRQ's


2017

Scores AP
BIO
AP Environ
Sci
AP
CHEM
AP
Stats
AP
US
Hist
AP
World
History
AP
US
Gov't
AP
Eng
Lit &
Comp
AP
Eng Lang
&
Comp
AP
Human
Geog
AP
Physics
1
AP
Physics
2
AP
Physics C
Mechanics
AP
Physics
C
Electricity
Magnetism
AP
Macro
Econ
AP
Micro
Econ
AP
Calc
AB
AP
Calc
BC
AP Computer Sci
5 6.2 9.4 9.2 13.3 10.9 8.5 11.2 6.8 9.1 10.6 5.0 11.1 34.7 28.1 16.4 21.5 18.6 42.4 24.4
4 20.9 24.5 15.7 15.5 17.9 20.1 12.5 16.1 18.4 17.4 15.8 15.6 27.8 25.1 23.1 28.3 18.1 18.3 20.9
3 36.7 15.5 26.1 25 22.6 27 25.8 29.9 27.8 21 20.3 34.1 16.1 15.6 17.2 18.5 21 19.9 21.9
2 27.8 24.6 27 20.4 23.5 29.5 24.7 33.9 30.7 17.2 29.5 29.7  13 18.2 16.2 12.8 21.9 14.3 11.5
1 8.4 26 22 25.8 25.1 14.9 25.8 13.3 14 33.8 29.4 9.5 8.4 13 27.1 18.9 20.4 5.1 21.3
3 or
higher
63.8 49.4 51 53.8 51.4 55.6 49.5 52.8 55.3 49 41.1 60.8 78.6 68.8 56.7 68.3 57.7 80.6 67.2


2017 Trevor Packer says;
AP Biology students and teachers have achieved the highest number of scores of 3+ of any of the past 5 years.
1 student out of 256,000 worldwide earned all 120/120 points possible on this year's AP Biology exam.

AP Biology multiple-choice section: Students scored highest on cellular processes questions and lowest on genetics questions.
AP Biology free-response: Students did very well constructing & analyzing food webs (Q4) and evaluating impact of algal growth (Q5).
AP Biology free-response: Many students really struggled with detecting DNA damage (Q6); 59% earned 0 on it

2017 Released FRQ's


OTHER AP EXAM SCORES 2016
Scores AP
BIO
AP Environ
Sci
AP
CHEM
AP
Stats
AP
US
Hist
AP
World
History
AP
US
Gov't
AP
Eng
Lit &
Comp
AP
Eng Lang
&
Comp
AP
Human
Geog
AP
Physics
1
AP
Physics
2
AP
Physics
Mechanics
AP
Macro
Econ
AP
Micro
Econ
AP
Calc
AB
AP
Calc
BC
AP Computer Sci
5 6.3 7.4 9.7 13.9 11.7 6.5 12.4 7.4 10.6 11.9 4.3 8.5 30.2 16.1 15.3 24.4 48.4 20.7
4 20.6 23.0 15.1 21.7 17.9 15.5 13.5 17.7 17.5 20 13.6 16.7 27.4 23.4 27.3 17.4 15.5 20.4
3 33.6 14.8 27.5 24.7 22.5 29.2 25 29.5 27.2 19.8 21.3 34.3 18.5 16.2 23.0 17.6 17.6 23.2
2 29.2 26 25.3 15.7 23.4 28.9 24 33.4 32.1 19.2 30.7 32.2 13.9 17.5 14.4 9.7 5.9 12.5
1 10.3 28.8 22.4 24 24.5 19.9 25.1 12 12.6 29.1 30.1 8.2 10 26.8 20,.0 30.9 12.6 23.2
3 or
higher
60.5 45.2 52.3 60.3 52.1 51.2 50.9 54.6 55.3 51.7 39.2 59.5 76.1 55.7 65.6 59.4 81.5 64.3


OTHER AP EXAM SCORES 2015
Scores AP
BIO
AP Environ
Sci
AP
CHEM
AP
Stats
AP
US
Hist
AP
World
History
AP
US
Gov't
AP
Eng
Lit &
Comp
AP
Eng Lang
&
Comp
AP
Human
Geog
AP
Physics
AP
Physics
C
Elect
Mag
AP
Physics
C
Mechanics
AP
Macro
Econ
AP
Micro
Econ
AP
Calc
AB
AP
Calc
BC
AP Computer Sci
5 6.2 7.6 8.4 13.2 9.3 6.4 9.8 7.6 9.8 12.1 4.1 28.5 27.5 13.8 17.9 21.3 44.6 24.4
4 22 24.1 15.2 18.9 17.8 14 13.6 18.2 18.4 20.5 12.8 24.9 28.6 22 28.7 17.1 16.9 24.6
3 35.9 15.2 28.1 25.2 23.6 31.3 24.7 30.5 27.3 21.2 20 13.7 20.7 17.3 19.9 18.7 18.5 15.3
2 27.6 25.5 25.5 18.9 25 30.1 25 32.6 29.7 16.8 30.2 19.8 12.3 17.5 14.4 10.5 5.4 7.1
1 8.3 27.7 22.8 23.8 24.3 18.2 26.9 11.1 14.8 29.4 32.9 13.1 10.9 29.4 19.1 32.4 14.6 28.6
3 or
higher
64.1 46.9 51.7 57.3 50.7 51.7 48.1 56.3 55.5 53.8 36.9 67.1 76.8 53.1 66.5 57.1 80.0 64.3
 

OTHER AP EXAM SCORES 2014
Scores AP
BIO
AP Environ
Sci
AP
CHEM
AP
Stats
AP
US
Hist
AP
World
History
AP
Gov't
AP
Eng
Lit &
Comp
AP
Eng Lang
&
Comp
AP
Human
Geog
AP
Physics
B
AP
Physics
C
Elect
Mag
AP
Physics
C
Mechanics
AP
Macro
Econ
AP
Micro
Econ
AP
Calc
AB
AP
Calc
BC
AP Computer Sci
5 6.5% 8.2% 10.1% 14% 11% 6.4% 19.6% 7.7% 9.5% 11% 14.3% 32% 30.8% 15.1% 14% 24.3% 48.6% 20.9%
4 22.2% 23.6% 16.6% 20.9% 21.3% 15.8% 23.7% 17.8% 18% 20% 18.5% 25.3% 26.1% 22.8% 28.5% 16.7% 16.8% 23%
3 35.1% 15.4% 25.7% 24.5% 20.2% 31.7% 18.8% 29.5% 28.5% 21.1% 26.9% 13.1% 19% 18.9% 21.9% 17.7% 16.4% 16.9%
2 27.4% 25.6% 25.8% 17.9% 27.9% 27.9% 21.9% 33% 30.1% 18.4% 17.5% 17.4% 13.3% 17.9% 16% 10.8% 5.2% 7.7%
1 8.8% 27.2% 21.8% 22.7% 19.6% 18.2% 16% 12% 13.9% 29.5% 22.8% 12.2% 10.8% 25.3% 19.6% 30.5% 13.3% 31.5%
3 or
higher
63.8% 47.2% 52.4% 59.4% 52.5% 53.9% 62.1% 55% 56% 52.1% 59.7% 70.4% 75.9% 56.8% 64.4% 58.7% 81.8% 60.8%


OTHER AP EXAM SCORES 2013
Scores AP
BIO
AP Environ
Sci
AP
CHEM
AP
Stats
AP
US
Hist
AP
World
History
AP
Gov
AP
Eng
Lit &
Comp
AP
Eng Lang
&
Comp
AP
Human
Geog
AP
Physics
B
AP
Physics
C
Elect
Mag
AP
Physics
C
Mechan
AP
Macro
Econ
AP
Micro
Econ
AP
Calc
AB
AP
Calc
BC
AP Computer Sci
5 5.4 7.7 18.2 12.6 10.6 5.7 11.2 7.6 10.3 12.0 15.2 28.6 25.9 13.7 16.7 23.8 45.3 26.9
4 21.4 23.3 21.3 20.2 21.5 13.5 14.3 18.9 16.1 20.3 19.7 25.0 26.0 22.6 28.4 18.0 16.5 26.7
3 36.3 16.9 19.0 25 21.8 29.4 26.2 31.6 28.7 20.8 26.4 13.7 21.1 16.8 20.6 17.4 18.9 14.0
2 29.5 25.6 15.1 18.8 27.2 30.4 24.9 31.6 29.8 18.7 16.8 19.9 14.9 19.6 15.4 11.2 5.4 6.9
1 7.4 26.5 26.4 23.4 18.9 21 23.4 10.3 15.1 28.2 21.9 12.8 12.1 27.3 18.9 29.6 13.9 25.5
3 or
higher
63.1 47.9 58.5 57.8 53.9 48.6 51.7 58.1 55.1 53.1 61.3 67.3 73.0 53.1 65.7 59.2 80.7 67.6

US AP EXAM AVERAGES 2012

Scores AP
BIO
AP Environ
Sci
AP
CHEM
AP
Stats
AP
US
Hist
AP
World
History
AP
Gov
AP
Eng
Lang &
Comp
AP
Eng
Lang
& Lit
AP
Human
Geog
AP
Physics
B
AP
Physics
C
Elect
Mag
AP
Physics
C
Mechan
AP
Macro
Econ
AP
Micro
Econ
AP
Calc
AB
AP
Calc
BC
5 19.4 8.7 15.3 12.2 11.8 6.9 12.5 10.9 8.3 12.6 15.0 32.6 31.3 13.1 14.8 24.9 50.7
4 16.9 24.9 19.1 20.9 21.4 15.7 14.9 20.2 17.9 19.5 19.1 24.0 26.5 23.8 28.3 16.9 15.8
3 14.3 16.6 20.2 25.7 21.7 30.4 24.8 28.9 30.4 20.4 26.8 13.9 18.9 18.2 21.8 17.3 16.2
2 14.6 24.4 15.0 18.1 26.5 30.0 24.6 28.9 32.3 17.9 17.2 17.5 12.9 18.2 16.3 10.3 5.5
1 34.8 25.4 30.4 23.1 18.6 17.5 23.2 12.0 11.1 29.6 21.9 12.0 10.4 26.7 18.8 30.6 11.8
3 or
higher
50.6 50.2 54.6 58.8 54.9 53.0 62.2 59.8 56.6 52.5 60.9 70.5 76.7 55.1 64.9 59.1 82.7


Old Test Format

AP Biology Exam Score

Overall 
United States Averages
('94-'06)

United
States
Average
2005
United
States Average
2006

United States
Average
2007

United States Average
2008

BHS Test Scores
2008

United States
Average
2009
United States Average
2010
BHS
Test
Scores
2010
United
States
Average
2011
BHS
Test
Scores
2011
United
States
Average
2012
BHS
Test Scores
2012

5

19.0 %

18.2 % 19.6 %

19.3 %

18.6 %

25 %

19.5 % 18.7 % 27.8% 18.8% 50% 19.4% 52.4%

4

20.4 %

20.1 % 20.3 %

20.3 %

15.6 %

25 %

15.5 % 15.1 % 33.3% 16.5% 0 % 16.9% 28.6%

3

24.2 %

22.9 % 21.2 %

21.2 %

16.1 %

25 %

15.8 % 15.4 % 33.3% 15.2% 25% 14.3% 4.8%

2

22.2 %

23.3 % 23.3 %

23.2 %

15.6 %

25 %

15.1 % 14.1 % 0 % 14.6% 25% 14.6% 14.3%

1

14.2 %

15.5 % 15.6 %

15.9 %

34.6 %

0 %

34.0 % 36.6 % 5.6% 34.8% 0 % 34.8% 0 %

3 or Higher

63.6 % 61.2 % 61.1 % 60.8 % 50.3 % 75 % 50.8% 49.2 % 94.4% 56.2% 75% 50.6% 85.8%

 

 

YEAR Total in class at start Total
in class
at end
5's 4's 3's 2's 1's Didn't take test Drops at
semester
2007-08 17 9 2 2 2 2 0 1 8
2009-10 25 20 5 6 6 0 1 2 5
2010-11 13 11 4 0 2 2 0 3 2
2011-12 27 26 11 6 1 3 0 6 1
2012-13 18 11 1 5 1 0 0 4 5
2013-2014 22 18 4 6 4 1 0 3 4
2014-2015 8 8 3 1 3 0 0 1 0
2015-2016 21 17 2 2 3 2 0 8
2016-2017 18 17 5 3 7 0 0 2 2 drop
+1 add
2017-2018 43 40 3 11 9 1 0 16 4 drop
+1 add

 

 

 

AP BIO LABS 1-7 AP BIO LABS 8-13 NEW AP BIO EXAM  
Science Practice 1-
Using Models and Representations
Science Practice 2-
Using Mathematics Appropriately
Science Practice 3-
Formulate questions
Science Practice 4-
Data Collecting Strategies
Science Practice 5-
Analyze data & Evaluate evidence
Science Practice 6-
Scientific Explanations and Theories
Science Practice 7-
Connecting Knowledge

Statistics for Science Beginner's Guide to Graphing Data    
Standard deviation Standard error    

 

 

 

 

 AND NOW WE WAIT . . .

 

 

YAY! for you. You kicked some butt ! I'm so proud of you!

 

2018 AP SCORES

BHS 2018 Scores
  5 4 3 2 1 Class
Average
# of students 3 11 9 1 0 3.67

 

 

2017 AP SCORES

BHS 2017 Scores 5 4 3 2 1 Class
Average
# of students 5 3 7 0 0 3.87

 

2016 AP SCORES

BHS 2016 Scores 5 4 3 2 1 Class
Average
# of students 2 2 3 2 0 3.44

 

2015 AP SCORES

BHS 2015 Scores 5 4 3 2 1
Class
Average
# of students 3 1 3 0 0 4.0

 

2014 AP SCORES

BHS 2014 Scores 5 4 3 2 1
Class
Average
# of students 4 6 4 1 0 3.87

 


2013 AP SCORES

BHS 2013 Scores 5 4 3 2 1
Class
Average
Total students 1 5 1 0 0
4.0


2012 AP SCORES
BHS 2012 Scores 5 4 3 2 1
Class
Average
Total students 11 6 1 3 0 4.19


2011 AP SCORES
BHS 2012 Scores 5 4 3 2 1
Class
Average
Total students 4 0 2 2 0 3.75

2010 AP SCORES
BHS 2010 Scores 5 4 3 2 1
Class
Average
Total students 5 6 6 0 1 3.78



2008 AP SCORES
BHS 2008 Scores 5 4 3 2 1
Class
Average
Total students 2 2 2 2 0 3.5



GREETINGS BROOKINGS AP BIO STUDENTS!
Had a great time at the AP Bio Reading!
240,279 exams !





TWEETS FROM TREVOR PACKER

2016

AP Biology FRQs:
 poor performance on Q7 (chromosomal inheritance; - 66% earned 0 pts) and Q8 (effect of exercise: - 50% earned 0 pts.)
best performance was on Q1 (allele frequencies), followed by Q5 (obligate mutualism)

AP Biology grid ins that require mathematical calculation: Students performed quite poorly: More than 50% earn 0 or 1

AP Biology multiple choice: Students scored very well on Big Idea 2 (cellular processes). and least well on Science Practice 2 (using math)

Good predictor of whether you scored high on this year's AP Bio exam is how well you did on Q4 (gene expression)
http://spr.ly/6011BQea5 


2015
FROM Trevor Packer
~AP BIOLOGY overall results are
released
~ AP BIO students did extremely well on Q6 (genetic diversity); 40% of students got perfect scores on that question
~ AP BIO students really struggled on Q2 (cellular metabolism), Q8 (immune response), and especially Q7 (odor perception: 70% of students got 0 pts).
~ Truly great work from AP BIO teachers teaching students to apply math to scientific problems: 2013 35% avg correct; 2015: avg 55% correct.


2014

AP News from Trevor Packer@AP_Trevor

Most AP Biology students earned enough pts to get a 2,3,4, but very few scored well enough on the grid-ins and free-response to score a 5.

AP Biology grid-in questions require students to use mathematics to solve biological problems. The avg score on these was very low: 36%.


AP Biology multiple-choice: last year, students earned 63% correct on average; this year, 61%.

What % of AP Bio students earned 0 pts on these FRQs? Q5 (polypeptides): 45%. Q6 (organelles): 49%. Q8 (hormone-signaling): 54%.

AP Bio students performed well on Q3 (evaluating fossils of a transitional species) and Q7 (effect of alcohol on urine production).

ANALYSIS FROM COLLEGE BOARD

 

 

 

 

2013


AP News from Trevor Packer@AP_Trevor

Most AP Biology students earned enough pts to get a 2,3,4, but very few scored well enough on the grid-ins and free-response to score a 5.

AP Biology grid-in questions require students to use mathematics to solve biological problems. The avg score on these was very low: 36%.


AP Biology multiple-choice: last year, students earned 63% correct on average; this year, 61%.

What % of AP Bio students earned 0 pts on these FRQs? Q5 (polypeptides): 45%. Q6 (organelles): 49%. Q8 (hormone-signalling): 54%.

AP Bio students performed well on Q3 (evaluating fossils of a transitional species) and Q7 (effect of alcohol on urine production).

ANALYSIS FROM COLLEGE BOARD

 

 

 

AP Biology students achieved higher scores, on average, on the free-response questions this year, so a 25% increase in the number of 5s.
3 students (out of ~214,000) achieved perfect scores of 120/120 pts on the AP Biology exam. Next stop: curing cancer.

The majority of AP Bio students aced free-response question #3 on ecological impacts, earning all 4 of of 4 points possible.
The most difficult AP Bio free-response question for many was #7 (thermoregulation in animals); 37% of students earned 0 points on it.
Questions 2 & 6 really separated the strong from the weak AP Bio students.
Try them if curious to see where you fall:
http://ow.ly/yeCSg


INFO on 2014 AP BIO Exam RESULTS from College Board

 

Trevor Packer@AP_Trevor the College Board’s head of AP tweeted this about the AP Bio Exam

Overall, performance on this year’s AP Biology Exam represents slightly higher student ability levels this year than last.
AP Biology 2012 results: 19.4%=5; 16.9%=4; 14.3%=3; 14.6%=2; 34.8%=1.
These may shift slightly as late exams are scored

5 students out of ~200,000 nationwide had a perfect (150/150) score on the AP BIO EXAM!
FRQ Q2(oxygen consumption) had the highest mean score
FRQ Q3  (information flow in cells) had lowest mean score (~25% got a 0/10)

 

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GREETINGS BROOKINGS AP BIO STUDENTS!
Had a great time at the AP Bio Reading!
244,311 exams!
Home now... results are here!

 

 

2014 AB BIO STUDENTS THINGS TO DO:
1. Follow slideshow directions  and use this TEXTBOOK LINK  to register for your online textbook.

Student Access Code: SSNAST-RADII-SHAYS-KAZAN-SLANT-GALES

   

2. Write down your username and password ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

 

3. After you have registered JOIN OUR CLASS

    Enter the following Class ID to join our class:

          Class ID:  BROOKINGSAPBIO2014

 

 

 

YAY! for you. You kicked some butt ! I'm so proud of you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SDSU AP Credit

What's happening to your exam right now?

If you want to keep updated on what is happening you can "follow" Trevor Packer the head of AP on Twitter.

If you just can't wait until July 6th,  AP Scores are available by phone for a fee of $8 per call beginning on July 1. Call 888-308-0013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register for our WIKI
1. Click on this
WIKI link
2. Choose JOIN in top right hand corner.
3. DO NOT SIGN IN! Choose Create an account at top.
4. You will choose a USER NAME and PASSWORD.
PLEASE WRITE THESE DOWN on your login sheet in your binder/planner!
5. Login with your new user name/password.
6. You will need to give an email (Use one you will check)
7. Send me a message asking to join the wiki.
8. You will get an email saying you have been accepted.

9. Go to the wiki page.
10. Click on EDIT and respond to the first assignment

 

 

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STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR AP BIO for 2011-2012
 
Meeting in my room after school Tuesday May 17!
If you can't be there come and see me BEFORE school is out on FRIDAY!

1. Use directions above to register for your online textbook.
2.
Review Biology I & II content so you are ready to jump into AP BIO in the fall. We are going to assume you know the concepts covered in this class and we will focus on learning NEW content.

3. Check out the Campbell & Reece textbook site to see what you will be learning about. Try some of the self quizzes

This is the textbook we will use

 

4. Check out the AP Central website to see what resources are there to help you.
(Course description, sample ?'s, Exam info, Past AP BIO FRQ's with rubrics, etc)

5. Check the AP Central website college link to see whether the college you will be attending accepts AP exam scores for credit and Exam score you need to get the credit you want.


"AP stands for autopilot". You are responsible for your own learning. 
~ Kim Foglia  AP Biology Guru

 

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STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR AP BIO for 2009-2010
Before May 28 you should:

1. Attend the informational meeting after school on Tuesday May 19 
OR see Mrs. Riedell

2. Return your student info sheet including a current email address

3. Click here to REGISTER FOR YOUR ONLINE TEXTBOOK
Create a password THEN enter the access code below and join our class

ACCESS CODE:
SSNAST-NEUSS-UPEND-KANZU-GIBBY-ADOWA

Join a class:
cm981742

Over the summer you should:
1. Review Biology I & II content so you are ready to jump into AP BIO in the fall. We are going to assume you know the concepts covered in this class and we will focus on learning NEW content.

2. Check out the Campbell & Reece textbook site to see what you will be learning about. Try some of the self quizzes this summer.

This is the textbook we will use

 

3. Check out the AP Central website to see what resources are there to help you. (Course description, sample ?'s, Exam info, etc)

4. Check the AP Central website college link to see whether the college you will be attending accepts AP exam scores for credit and Exam score you need to get the credit you want.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

"AP stands for autopilot". You are responsible for your own learning. 
~ Kim Foglia  AP Biology Guru

 

 

 

 

2009-2010 AP BIO Students:
It was an amazing year! Have a great summer!

Scores ARE OUT! HOW DID WE DO?

Score 5 4 3 2 1
Total students 5 6 6 0 1

YAY! for you. You guys kicked butt! I'm so proud of you!

++ If you still haven't received your scores and want to know how you did . . .   me

AP BIOLOGY TEST SCORE AVERAGES

AP Biology Exam Score

Overall 
United States Averages
('94-'06)

United
States
Average
2005
United
States Average
2006

United States
Average
2007

United States Average
2008

BHS Test Scores
2008

United States
Average
2009
United States Average
2010
BHS
Test
Scores
2010

5

19.0 %

18.2 % 19.6 %

19.3 %

18.3 %

25 %

19.5 % 18.4% 27.8%

4

20.4 %

20.1 % 20.3 %

20.3 %

15.7 %

25 %

15.5 % 15.1 % 33.3%

3

24.2 %

22.9 % 21.2 %

21.2 %

16.1 %

25 %

15.8 % 15.4 % 33.3%

2

22.2 %

23.3 % 23.3 %

23.2 %

15.3%

25 %

15.1 % 14.1 % 0%

1

14.2 %

15.5 % 15.6 %

15.9 %

34.6 %

0 %

34.0 % 37.0 % 5.6%

3 or Higher

63.6 % 61.2 % 61.1 % 60.8 % 50.3 % 75 % 50.8 % 48.9 % 94.4%

US AP EXAM AVERAGES 2011

  AP
BIO
AP
CHEM
AP
Stats
AP
US
Hist
AP
Gov
AP
Eng
Lang &
Comp
AP
Eng
Lang
& Lit
AP
Human
Geog
AP
Physics
B
AP
Physics
C
Elect
Mag
AP
Physics
C
Mechan
AP
Micro
Econ
AP
Calc
AB
AP
Calc
BC
5 18.5% 16.2 12.1 11.0 12.6 11.1 8.4 11.7 15.0 32.0 26.5 14.6 21.0 47.0
4 16.5% 18.5 21.3 20.8 14.0 20.0 17.8 18.1 19.1 24.5 24.2 25.9 16.3 16.3
3 15.2% 24.3 25.1 21.0 25.1 30.1 30.9 21.3 26.3 14.0 22.3 21.6 18.5 17.2
2 14.7% 26.9 17.7 26.7 24.3 27.5 32.1 17.5 17.7 17.7 14.2 16.0 10.8 5.9
1 35.1% 13.9 23.8 20.5 24.0 11.3 10.8 31.4 21.9 11.8 12.9 21.9 33.4 13.6
3 or
higher
50.2% 59.0 58.5 52.8 51.7 61.2 57.1 51.1 60.4 70.5 73.0 62.1 55.8 8O.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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