AP US History Grading Rubric for MC?!?!?!?!

Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: May 2003 Archive: AP US History Grading Rubric for MC?!?!?!?!
 By Lebo0506 (Lebo0506) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 06:25 pm: Edit

Ok, I understand how all the parts of the test are scored, but how do they come up with you number. What kind of raw score do you need on the APUSH test to get a 5 or 4. My friend said that after they subtract the negatives, you only need to get 60% of the points, assuming you do equally as well on the written part. Any sites you guys know of with rubrics, thanks

 By Chasgoose (Chasgoose) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 08:06 pm: Edit

They multiply your multiple choice score reductions and all by 1.125 then they multiply your DBQ score by 4.5 and your essays by 2.75 and they round to the nearest whole number to get your combined score. 0-41 is a 1, 42-73 is a 2, 74-91 is a 3, 92-113 is a 4, and 114-180 is a 5. At least this is how it was for the 2001 exam. It could range easier or harder somewhere around 2 or 3 points.

 By Nealyac (Nealyac) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 08:33 pm: Edit

did you get this from college board? are u sure they dont multiply your mc by 1.14 not 1.25 and do they really multiply the dbq? what is the dbq out of? 15? and the free responses 9?

 By Parhelia (Parhelia) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 08:55 pm: Edit

dbq and free responses are all out of 9 (Im 90% sure).

 By Jason817 (Jason817) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 09:11 pm: Edit

Thats from the REA book

 By Nealyac (Nealyac) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 09:47 pm: Edit

are you serious then that means i can get like a 35 on my mc and a 4 on the dbq and essays and get a 75 on the scale and still pas...hmmm i hope your right

 By Jason817 (Jason817) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 09:51 pm: Edit

according to REA's you dont multiply your DBQ by anything.

You add DBQ + essay 1 + essay 2, then multiply the sum by 2.73. Then add that to the raw score for the MC's

 By Nealyac (Nealyac) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 09:55 pm: Edit

so are dbq's out of 15?

 By Nealyac (Nealyac) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 09:57 pm: Edit

uh then that means i need a 6 on all my essays if they dont multiply the dbq.

 By Jason817 (Jason817) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 10:18 pm: Edit

If you got 35 MC's correct (lets say 30 wrong and 15 omitted) and a 6 on the DBQ and 6's on the two other essays, then that is a mid 3.

If you suck at essays (like me):
40 MC's right, 20 omitted, 20 wrong
5 DBQ, 5 on one, 4 on another
You get a low 3.

If you suck at MC's (like me):
25 MC's right, 45 wrong, 10 omitted
9 DBQ, 7 on one, 7 on one
You get a low 3

 By Chasgoose (Chasgoose) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 10:28 pm: Edit

My teacher, who is an AP grader, gave us the actual scoring rubric for the 2001 test. I just copied it on here. The DBQ's and essays are out of 9, but then they are multiplied by the numbers I said in my earlier post so they can be added to the total raw score so that they with the essays count equally to the multiple choice. If you multiply a perfect score on the multiple choice (80) by 1.125 you get 90, and if you multiply a perfect DBQ (9) by 4.5 and add that to two perfect essays (9 on each one) by 2.75 you also get 90. The only reason they have these weird multiplication factors is to make the written portion equal weight to the multiple choice. DBQ counts more than one essay, but the essays together count a little bit more and the whole thing together equals in weight to the multiple choice.

 By Jason817 (Jason817) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 10:34 pm: Edit

Ok I was using the REAs rubric but a 2001 real one would be more accurate. Thats great. Your rubric is even more lineant. Also, DBQ's are supposed to be out of 15 but multiplying them with a bigger number is even more beneficial.

 By Chasgoose (Chasgoose) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 10:41 pm: Edit

DBQ's are definitely not out of 15. Any book or person that tells you that is flat out wrong. They are out of 9 just like the essays. That is why they get multiplied by a bigger factor than the essays.

 By Nealyac (Nealyac) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 11:21 pm: Edit

hehe jason were going to pass!

 By Jason817 (Jason817) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 11:24 pm: Edit

heh, hell yes. I was worried because I keep getting around 30 MC's correct on REA's practice tests. Nonetheless, I will bomb the essays.

 By Nealyac (Nealyac) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 11:31 pm: Edit

how do you know how many points you get in multiple choice? i got 37 right/80 and then 17 wrong. this how i computed my score: 25(1/4)=6.25 then subtract 37. 37-6.25=30.75(1.125)=34.5 rounded to 35 did i do it right?
dbq score:4(4.5)=18
essays: 4+4=8(2.75)=22
total score:22+18+35=75

right???

 By Chasgoose (Chasgoose) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 11:46 pm: Edit

Yeah that's right and I have heard the AP questions are easier than the REA ones.

 By Nealyac (Nealyac) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 11:51 pm: Edit

oh my lordy!!! i am going to pass ya'll how bout' dat! wait is it hard to get 4's? it seems on the low side

 By Jason817 (Jason817) on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 12:02 am: Edit

Too good to be true. Is there a website or something I can verify this.

 By Chasgoose (Chasgoose) on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 12:07 am: Edit

I don't think so I just got this official AP sheet thingie from my teacher with all these numbers on it. Apparently, teachers can access older tests as the College Board releases them to the public domain.

 By Nealyac (Nealyac) on Wednesday, May 07, 2003 - 12:08 am: Edit

this is going to be such a hard test you guys. how the hell am i going to do free response when i dont know anyhting...seriously im goingt o cry if i dont get a 3

 By Jason817 (Jason817) on Wednesday, May 07, 2003 - 12:26 am: Edit

I am DEFINATELY going to fail the free response/DBQ. The MC's are going to be damn hard as well (took some practice questions from collegeboard). Anyways, did anyone notice that some of the tests in REA's was easier than the rest?
Percent correct on MC's:
Test 1: 50%
Test 2: 40%
Test 3: 35%
Test 4: 40%
Test 5: 55%

 By Tenniscassieo (Tenniscassieo) on Wednesday, May 07, 2003 - 06:35 am: Edit

dude i hear you, ap us history has made me hate history so much