Explore timing and a world history of art pdf download for the AP World History Exam, and review sample questions, scoring guidelines, and sample student responses. Teaching AP for the First Time? 2018 rubrics have been updated to reflect this change. We encourage you to let your students know about the updated prompt, so that they’re familiar with the wording of the long essay question options they’ll see on exam day.
These changes do not require teachers to resubmit their syllabi to the AP Course Audit or attend professional development. The AP World History Exam measures students’ knowledge of world history and their ability to think historically. Questions appear in sets of 2 to 5. Students analyze historical texts, interpretations, and evidence. Primary and secondary sources, images, graphs, and maps are included. Analyze historians’ interpretations, historical sources, and propositions about history.
Questions provide opportunities for students to explain the historical examples that they know best. Some questions include texts, images, graphs, or maps. The number of required short-answer questions has been reduced to three, and the time allotted has been decreased to 40 minutes. Students will choose between two options for the final required short-answer question, each one focusing on a different time period.
Assess written, quantitative, or visual materials as historical evidence. Develop an argument supported by an analysis of historical evidence. Five minutes have been added to the time allotted for the document-based question, which will now focus on topics from periods 3-6. Explain and analyze significant issues in world history. Five minutes have been added to the time allotted for the long essay. The question prompt for the AP World History long essay question has been refined to make the wording clearer for students. AP history long essay and document-based question rubrics, effective fall 2017.
Sample student responses to an AP World History document-based question, scored using the updated 2018 AP history rubric. Includes scoring guidelines and commentary. Sample student responses to an AP World History long essay question, scored using the updated 2018 AP history rubric. Please note that these questions do not reflect the format of the 2018 exam. Similar resources for the 2018 exam will be available after the exam administration in May 2018.