With the new AP Physics 1 and 2 exams demanding a greater degree of inquiry in instruction, and some teachers having to significantly change the way they teach physics, it wasn’t surprising that the score distributions for the two exams – and particularly the number of 5’s – ran a little low this year.
AP Program Director Trevor Packer released the score distributions via twitter a few weeks ago. Packer also tweeted that “AP Physics 1 was a new AP course and exam this year, with nearly double the number of students who took AP Physics B last year.”
The state-by-state AP participation spreadsheets that contain a bounty of data have not yet been released for 2015.
A hat tip to my undergraduate assistant and future high school physics teacher Connor Oswald for letting me know about this.
AP Physics 1
AP Physics 2