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By Heythere (Heythere) on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 - 05:12 pm: Edit

Here's an updated list of easy/hard (relative to peer group) AP exams.

It's interesting that practically the most challenging material (AP Calculus BC) has the highest average and the dumbest class (AP Enviro Sci) has the lowest average---gotta think about the people taking it I guess.

3.73 AP Calculus BC
3.51 AP Spanish Language
3.38 AP Computer Science AB
3.32 AP French Literature
3.32 AP Psychology
3.29 AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
3.26 AP Music Theory
3.25 AP Studio Art: Drawing
3.21 AP Physics C: Mechanics
3.12 AP German Language
3.11 AP Spanish Literature
3.1 AP Calculus AB
3.1 AP Biology
3.09 AP Art History
3.07 AP Studio Art: 3-d Design
3.03 AP European History
3 AP English Literature and Composition
2.98 AP Macroeconomics
2.98 AP Computer Science A
2.97 AP Comparative Government
2.95 AP Microeconomics
2.95 AP Latin: Vergil
2.93 AP Studio Art: 2-d design
2.92 AP Human Geography
2.91 AP English Language and Composition
2.81 AP US History
2.79 AP Chemistry
2.77 AP World History
2.77 AP Statistics
2.74 AP French Language
2.74 AP Physics B
2.71 AP Latin Literature
2.71 AP United States Government and Politics
2.68 AP Environmental Science

By Eurostar (Eurostar) on Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 06:31 am: Edit

Wow...someone has a lot of time on their hands ;)

By Heythere (Heythere) on Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 09:35 am: Edit

I copied this directly fromcollege board . com!!!!!!

By O71394658 (O71394658) on Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 09:04 pm: Edit

You're a lam0r if you think Environmental is easy bro.

By L1censet0k1ll (L1censet0k1ll) on Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 09:13 pm: Edit

dude if you think about it all the dumbasses would take the easy ap exams and do badly on them so you could reason why environmental science ap average scores are so low

By Incognito (Incognito) on Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 11:00 pm: Edit

Heythere, are you sure that Environmental should be on the bottom of the list? Most of my friends did much better in other subject areas...

By Heythere (Heythere) on Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 11:19 pm: Edit

It's no secret that AP Environmental Science is kind of a silly "AP lite" class.

Yes, Incognito, I'm sure. Check the site!

By Icarus (Icarus) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 05:13 pm: Edit

i don't know why AP Latin: Vergil and Lit are so close to the bottom - both are much more difficult than spanish or music theory, etc...

By Heythere (Heythere) on Friday, May 16, 2003 - 06:48 pm: Edit

Icarus...they are very difficult...that's why they have the lowest scores...what's your point?

By Dwayne_Hoover (Dwayne_Hoover) on Saturday, May 17, 2003 - 09:29 am: Edit

Incognito, maybe you shouldn't assume that your friends make up the whole majority of AP test takers...

By Demonllama (Demonllama) on Saturday, May 17, 2003 - 12:40 pm: Edit

wow....the history test wasn't so bad, but the Spanish test was incredibly hard, so I'm surprised to see it as second.

By Fender1 (Fender1) on Saturday, May 17, 2003 - 02:41 pm: Edit

Probably not hard for native spanish speakers. Same thing with the subject tests. Average score for the chinese is like a 790. Average. Gee, wonder why?

By Incognito (Incognito) on Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 05:47 pm: Edit

Dwayne_Hoover, yeah, but some of the rankings look off. I don't have much else to base it on. APES is a new exam anyways.

By Me1 (Me1) on Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 05:50 pm: Edit

Wow, I thought US was a lot easier than Euro. (although that could be b/c for US the teacher actually taught us?).

By Staticallergic (Staticallergic) on Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 06:04 pm: Edit

that probably has to do with the fact that most people taking euro. opt to take it due to their interest, and therefore do well on the exam. us history has a bunch of kids taking it just for a good transcript.

By Dschnapps (Dschnapps) on Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 07:28 pm: Edit

staticallergic is right about why ap euro is higher than ap us. many more people take ap us (that probably shouldn't) because it's junior year and they figure they should take an ap. People that take ap euro tend to be better students and thus have higher scores. It is also true that, objectively, the ap euro test was a lot harder than the ap us test, and I even had a better teacher for ap euro.

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