If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.If you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains *.and *.are unblocked.In the short free response, there are three 3-point and three 4-point questions. A simple four-function calculator (with square root) is allowed on the entire exam, a change made in 2013. Students will also be supplied with a formula sheet (see below sample questions); this is also a change made in 2013.Since the changes made for the May 2013 exam, scoring a 5 on the exam is much more difficult.Points are not deducted for incorrect or unanswered questions.The first 10 minutes of section 2 is the obligatory reading period; this is extremely valuable, so students should jot down notes and have a plan of attack ready for each question. It now consists of 2 long-free response essays and 6 short-free response essays, each type with equal weight.In the long free response, each question (20-25 minutes) is scored on a 0-10 point scale even though there are more than 10 points available.Thus, students should put in as much correct and relevant information as possible.
Science Practice: The student can use representations and models to analyze situations or solve problems qualitatively and quantitatively.
(Along the same idea, scoring a 1 is also significantly more difficult! Essential Knowledge: Organisms must exchange matter with the environment to grow, reproduce, and maintain organization.
Science Practice: The student can apply mathematical routines to quantities that describe natural phenomena.
Learn Objectives are what the students need to be able to do.
Essential Knowledge is what the students need to know. For the full list of them, visit https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/ap-student/course/ap-biology-2012