AP World History Score Calculator

It’s important for those preparing for AP exam testing to determine their level of readiness by working through past AP World History (APWH) exams released by the College Board. 

To figure out where your future scores may shake out come test time, our team has put together an interactive AP World History Score Calculator to show what AP® score you’d likely receive based on the previous year’s exam. 

AP World History Score Calculator

AP World History Score Calculator

To calculate your likely AP World History score, use the sliders below to adjust the 1 multiple-choice section and 5 free response questions. The curve for this score calculator is based on the most recently available scoring guidelines.

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You should note that the scores determined by our AP Score Calculators should only be used as approximations, and future AP World History exams may differ from previously used APWH exams. The calculator will give you an idea whether you’re close to a potential score cutoff or within your ideal (or less than ideal) target score range. 

Why Use Exam Strategist’s AP World History 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 APWH 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 World History exam are converted to the scaled 1-5 AP® scores. 

Frequently Asked Questions: AP World History Score Calculator

Based on the 2022 AP score distributions, only 13.2% of students received a 5. Alternatively, you would need to have earned 74.6% of the total available composite points on the APWH exam to score a 5. 

In 2022, 21.9% of students received a 4 on the APWH exam. Additionally, you would have needed to correctly earn 61.5% of the total available points to earn a 4 on the AP World History exam. 

According to the College Board’s AP score distributions, 27% of students earned a 3 on the AP World History exam. In order to achieve a 3 on the 2022 exam, you’ll have needed to correctly answer 48.5% of the questions. 

The multiple-choice section accounts for 40% of the total composite score, while the free-response sections account for 60%. Raw scores are scaled along a grading curve and converted to the 1-5 AP® scores.

Thanks for checking out our AP World History 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! 


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