# AP Music Theory Score Calculator

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It’s important for those studying up for AP testing to determine their level of readiness by taking past AP Music Theory (AP Music or AP Theory) exams released by the College Board.

To help you determine how far you are from reaching that coveted score of 5, our team has put together an interactive **AP Music Theory Score Calculator **to show you what AP® score you’d likely receive based on the previous year’s exam.

## AP Music Theory Score Calculator

To calculate your possible future AP Music Theory score, use the sliders below to adjust the 2 multiple-choice sections and 9 free response questions. The curve for this score calculator is based on the most recently available scoring guidelines.

Please keep in mind that the scores determined by our AP Score Calculators should only be used as approximations, and your upcoming AP Music exam may differ from previously administered AP CompGov exams. The calculator will give you an idea whether you’re close to a potential score cutoff or near your target score range.

### Why Use Exam Strategist’s AP Music Theory Score Calculator?

Exam Strategist uses only the most recent past exams and official scoring worksheets released by the College Board to give you the best estimate of your current AP Music Theory competency level. The score calculator was designed to help students minimize their concerns regarding future scores by better understanding how raw scores on the AP Theory exam are converted to the scaled 1-5 AP® scores.

## Frequently Asked Questions: AP Music Theory Score Calculator

### What percent is a 5 on AP Music Theory?

Based on the **2022 AP score distributions**, only 18.7% of students received a 5. Alternatively, you would need to have earned 70.0% of the total available composite points on the AP Music Theory exam to score a 5.

### What percentage is a 4 on the AP Music Theory exam?

In 2022, 17.7% of students received a 4 on the AP CompGov exam. Additionally, you would have needed to correctly earn 57.5% of the total available points to earn a 4 on the AP Music Theory exam.

### What is a 3 score on AP Music Theory?

According to the College Board’s AP score distributions, 25.5% of students earned a 3 on the AP Music Theory exam. In order to achieve a 3 on the 2022 exam, you’ll have needed to correctly answer 45.5% of the questions.

### How is AP Music Theory Scored?

The multiple-choice section accounts for 45% of the total composite score, while the free-response sections account for 55%. Raw scores are scaled along a grading curve and converted to the 1-5 AP® scores.

Thanks for checking out our AP Music Theory score calculator. Best of luck on your 2023 AP exams!

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