AP US Government Score Calculator
With AP exam dates fast approaching, it’s important to determine your level of readiness by taking past AP United States Government & Politics (AP Gov or APGoPo) exams released by the College Board.
To help you prepare for this exam and achieve your desired score, our team has put together an interactive AP United States Government & Politics Score Calculator to show you what AP® score you’d likely receive based on the previous year’s exam.
AP US Government & Politics Score Calculator
To calculate what you’d most likely receive on the AP United States Government & Politics, use the sliders below to adjust the 1 multiple-choice section and 4 free response questions. The curve for this score calculator is based on the most recently available scoring guidelines.
Note that the scores determined by our AP Score Calculators should be used as approximations, and your upcoming AP United States Government & Politics exam may differ from past AP Gov exams. The calculator will give you an idea whether you’re close to a potential score cutoff or near your ideal target score range.
Why Use Exam Strategist’s AP US Government 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 Gov 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 United States Government & Politics exam are converted to the scaled 1-5 AP® scores.
Frequently Asked Questions: AP US Government & Politics Score Calculator
Based on the 2022 AP score distributions, only 12.0% of students received a 5. Alternatively, you would need to have earned 80.0% of the total available composite points on the AP Gov exam to score a 5.
In 2022, 10.9% of students received a 4 on the AP Gov exam. Additionally, you would have needed to correctly earn 68.3% of the total available points to earn a 4 on the AP United States Government & Politics exam.
According to the College Board’s AP score distributions, 25.8% of students earned a 3 on the AP United States Government & Politics exam. In order to achieve a 3 on the 2022 exam, you’ll have needed to correctly answer 55% of the questions.
The multiple-choice section accounts for 50% of the total composite score, while the free-response sections account for 50%. Raw scores are scaled along a grading curve and converted to the 1-5 AP® scores.
Thanks for checking out our AP US Government and Politics score calculator. Feel free to reach out via our contact page with any suggestions or questions you may have. And best of luck on your 2023 AP exams!