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Chapter III: Answers to the 2007 AP English Language and Composition Exam

Section I: Multiple Choice Section I Answer Key and Percent Answering Correctly Analyzing Your Students Performance on the Multiple-Choice Section Diagnostic Guide for the 2007 AP English Language and Composition Exam

Scoring Guidelines, Sample Student Responses, and Commentary

Section I: Multiple Choice


Listed below are the correct answers to the multiple-choice questions, the percent of AP students who answered each question correctly by AP grade, and the total percent answering correctly.

Section II: Free Response Comments from the Chief Reader

Section I Answer Key and Percent Answering Correctly


Item No. Correct Answer Percent Correct by Grade 5 4 3 2 1 Total Percent Correct Item No. Correct Answer Percent Correct by Grade 5 4 3 2 1 Total Percent Correct

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

E A E D D C C A B A C E A A B C C D B C A B D E A A E

79 91 85 94 84 90 70 91 93 63 99 87 95 96 85 95 93 98 94 92 76 98 96 95 92 82 93

61 82 70 88 65 78 46 78 87 54 96 70 87 89 70 92 86 94 89 80 69 95 93 86 87 77 88

42 71 57 81 44 64 30 59 76 45 90 46 75 76 52 85 76 86 82 63 58 90 88 69 82 71 81

24 56 48 75 27 48 22 37 58 34 76 25 58 58 34 73 64 71 71 40 43 79 81 42 75 63 71

14 35 42 60 20 34 22 20 35 22 52 14 35 36 21 51 49 44 54 23 28 51 63 18 55 48 50

40 66 58 80 44 61 33 55 70 43 84 44 70 70 50 80 73 80 78 58 54 84 85 61 79 68 77

28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53

C B E C B E D D B C A D A A E B D B A C B B E C E

96 97 90 99 98 86 * 83 80 73 77 41 65 80 80 92 99 97 87 74 89 95 87 94 65 84

92 92 85 97 94 74 * 69 68 61 55 32 48 64 70 79 96 93 78 60 82 83 78 82 46 61

85 82 81 91 85 59 * 53 53 51 33 23 36 47 62 58 87 83 65 49 67 61 64 65 30 35

68 66 73 78 65 39 * 36 32 43 16 14 28 28 50 33 66 61 47 38 45 31 42 43 17 16

40 43 55 55 40 20 * 21 15 28 12 10 22 16 31 16 33 30 28 23 22 14 21 20 12 8

77 76 77 85 77 54 * 50 48 50 34 22 37 44 58 53 78 74 60 47 60 54 57 59 30 36

* Although 53 multiple-choice items were administered in Section I, Item # 34 was not used in scoring.

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Analyzing Your Students Performance on the Multiple-Choice Section


If you give your students the 2007 exam for practice, you may want to analyze the results to nd overall strengths and weaknesses in their understanding of AP English Language and Composition. The following diagnostic worksheet will help you do this. You are permitted to photocopy and distribute it to your students for completion. 1. In each section, students should insert a check mark for each correct answer. 2. Add together the total number of correct answers for each section.

3. To compare the students number of correct answers for each section with the average number correct for that section, copy the number of correct answers to the Number Correct table at the end of the Diagnostic Guide. In addition, under each item, the percent of AP students who answered correctly is shown, so students can analyze their performance on individual items. This information will be helpful in deciding how students should plan their study time.

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Diagnostic Guide for the 2007 AP English Language and Composition Exam
John Stuart Mill Passage (Average number correct = 11.2) Question # Correct/Incorrect Percent of Students Answering Correctly 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

40

66

58

80

44

61

33

55

70

43

84

44

70

70

50

80

73

W. E. B. Du Bois Passage (Average number correct = 8.5) Question # Correct/Incorrect Percent of Students Answering Correctly 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

80

78

58

54

84

85

61

79

68

77

77

76

77

85

Walter Isaacson Passage (Average number correct = 8.5) Question # Correct/Incorrect Percent of Students Answering Correctly 77 54 50 48 50 34 22 37 44 58 53 78 74 32 33 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45

Joyce Carol Oates Passage (Average number correct = 3.9) Question # Correct/Incorrect Percent of Students Answering Correctly 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53

60

47

60

54

57

59

30

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Number Correct
John Stuart Mill Passage Number of Questions Average Number Correct My Number Correct 17 11.2 (65.9%) W. E. B. Du Bois Passage 14 8.5 (60.7%) Walter Isaacson Passage 13 8.5 (65.4%) Joyce Carol Oates Passage 8 3.9 (48.8%)

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