The 2013 AP Biology Exam is significant in that it is the first AP Biology exam of the redesigned AP Biology Course. The format of the 2013 exam was substantially different from previous year’s exams with less of a focus on factual recall and more of a focus on the interpretation and application of data to answer questions. The number of multiple-choice questions was reduced from 100 to 63 and the number of free response questions was increased from 4 to 8. A new question format known as the “grid-in” was introduced in this year’s exam. Six grid-in questions were included, each requiring a numerical response. The percentage of students scoring a 3 or better increased on this year’s exam while the number of students scoring a 4 or 5 decreased.
Over the last few weeks, much information has been released by the College Board about the results of the 2013 AP Biology test. In order to help make sense of this data I created an infographic as a visual summary of the results. Click on the image below to view the graphic in its full size splendor!
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