2017 FRQ Average Scores

Written by Adrian
On June 11, 2017
Categories: AP | College Board

Placed in the public domain by the College Board at ChemEd 2017, here are the 2017 FRQ Average Scores. Here are the 2017 FRQ’s themselves. Honestly, not much to report here but enjoy, and please ask questions in the comments. The official answers can be found here. My answers to the 2017 FRQ’s can be found here.

In addition to bars that represent scores of of ‘0’ for each question, you will also see a bar to the far left of the x-axis that represents the number scripts where that particular question was not even attempted. These bars tend to be highest toward the end of the exam where kids either run out of time or simply give up.

The 2017 FRQ Average Scores are complimented by the Chief Readers report.

In addition to this post, you might like to read my analysis of the 2017 released exam. It will give some context to these scores, and gives a complete breakdown of my thoughts regarding the exam.

Question 1

Q1 2017 FRQ AverageQuestion 2

Q2 2017 FRQ AverageQuestion 3

Q3 2017 FRQ AverageQuestion 4

Q4 2017 FRQ AverageQuestion 5

Q5 2017 FRQ AverageQuestion 6

Q6 2017 FRQ Average

Question 7Q7 2017 FRQ Average

10 Comments

  1. Joseph

    Do you have the score distribution for the AP scale? And also, looking off the 2016 international practice exam, these scores are worse. Does that automatically mean a higher curve?

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    • Adrian

      No grade boundaries, and the CB do ALL kinds of things with stats! Difficult to draw any comparisons. I would not compare.

      Reply
      • Joseph

        would 80+ points still be a 5 if this curve is higher than last year?

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        • Adrian

          Only time will tell. Actually, it won’t, because they almost certainly will NOT reveal the grade boundary cut-offs!

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      • Joseph

        And where can I get this information (the average scores) for other APs?

        Or is this just something you snapped a pic of when you were at the grading convention or wherever that is?

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        • Adrian

          These pictures came from the reading from a reader. The other stats may be released (slowly) on Trevor Packer’s Twitter feed.

          Reply
  2. Scott

    Thanks for sharing. I’m always surprised at the number of students scoring 0 on questions #4-7. I have to believe that is more a matter of students not even attempting the questions rather than trying and still getting nothing.

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    • Adrian

      Well, the first bar on each graph is for people that did not even attempt the Q.

      Reply
  3. SJ

    Comparing the 2017 statistics with those of 2016, which year had the best performance?

    Reply
    • Adrian

      You can see the 2016 Average Scores in this post.

      Reply

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