AP® Capstone - AP Seminar
AP Annual Conference Submission
This session will present the results of 2019 AP Seminar exam and Performance Tasks and will equip teachers with practical strategies for success. The session will first examine the task directions, sample student responses, and the mean score for each of the two test questions on the exam (Part A and Part B) and the two written Performance Tasks (Individual Research Report and Individual Written Argument.) Participants will gain an understanding of student performance trends by considering comparative mean scores by prompt/performance task for 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Participants will then review and discuss feedback from AP Readers on all components, including specific recommendations for effectively teaching the critical thinking and scholarly writing skills that are central to AP Seminar. Participants will develop approaches to use in their classrooms, thus ensuring enhanced student performance in both the course and on the assessments.