2008 AP(R) Music Theory Released Exam
This publication contains a complete copy of the 2008 AP® Music Theory Exam. For Section I, the multiple-choice section, you can see the questions and correct answers, along with statistical data on how students performed on each question. For Section II, the free-response portion of the exam, there are examples of students' actual responses, the scoring guidelines, and commentary that explains why the responses received the scores they did. There is background information on how the exam was developed, a description of the scoring process, and an overview of how the students performed on the exam. Also included is a diagnostic guide to help teachers analyze student results to find overall strengths and weaknesses in their understanding of AP® Music Theory. Finally, you can find out how scores are converted to AP® grades and get advice on how to interpret those grades. A Music CD is included that accompanies the exam questions and contains sample student responses to the sight-singing questions.
Materials included in this Released Exam may not reflect the current AP Course Description and exam in this subject, and teachers are advised to take this into account as they use these materials to support their instruction of students. For up-to-date information about this AP course and exam, please download the official AP Course Description from the AP Central® Web site at apcentral.collegeboard.org.
NOTE: Download a correction to this book here, which should replace the scoring worksheet found within this Released Exam. Beginning with the May 2011 AP Exams, the method for scoring multiple-choice sections has changed; the document reflects this change.