AP Economics

AP Economics

AP Economics
 
The AP Program offers two separate exams in economics: one in microeconomics and one in macroeconomics. Each exam is intended for qualified students who wish to complete studies in secondary school equivalent to a one-semester college introductory course. Each exam presumes at least one semester of college-level preparation. Students may take one or both exams in a given year. A separate score is reported for each. The material included in the Course Descriptions and in the two exams has been selected by economists who serve as members of the AP Macroeconomics Development Committee and AP Microeconomics Development Committee. In establishing the courses and exams, the committees surveyed the economics departments of more than 200 institutions receiving the most AP scores in economics. Using the information obtained about the content of typical introductory college courses, the committees developed the course outlines and had the multiplechoice questions covering the outlines pretested on college students enrolled in the appropriate economics courses. The AP Course Descriptions and exams are thus representative of college courses and are, therefore, considered appropriate for the measurement of skills and knowledge in the fields of introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics. Inclusion of the content, ideas, and values expressed in the material is not intended as an endorsement of them by the College Board or ETS.