The AP exam scores for 2018 have just been released, and we are proud to announce that the majority of our students were very successful. Of a total of 70 examinations that were taken, 58 were passed, amounting to a passing rate of 83%. The average score for all AP exams taken this year is 3.66. Finally, as in every single previous year students at the American International School in Salzburg performed far better than global levels. 78% of students at AIS Salzburg had a score of 3 or better, compared to just 60% of students at the global level. (See College Board’s Five-Year School Summary)

Below is a comparison by subject with percentages of examinations passed at the American International School in Salzburg compared to the percentages of exams passed worldwide.

Subject AIS-Salzburg Worldwide
Biology 67% 62%
Calculus AB 100% 58%
English Literature 64% 47%
European History 100% 57%
German 100% 69%
Italian 100% 68%
Human Geography 59% 54%
Spanish 100% 88%

*from College Board AP Score Distributions 2018

Students took AP Exams in May 2018 after completing challenging college-level courses at high schools around the world. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on student performance on AP exams.

Thirteen students at the American International School in Salzburg have earned the distinction of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Exams.

Five students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Roman G., Alejandro M., Sonia R., Alfiya V., and Isabella W..

Three students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Kostiantyn I., Aleksandra K., and Carlos M.

Five students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing 3 or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher. These students are Samuel D., Alisa K., Ana M, Nikita S, and Maxim Z.

About 23% of the more than 2.5 million high school students in over 20,000 secondary schools worldwide who took AP exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar. At the American International School in Salzburg, 81% of all students eligible were named AP Scholar.

Congratulations to all AP Scholars on their excellent results!

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