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AP Human Geography FRQ & Exam Score Breakdown
*Note that some FRQ questions cross units, however general themes were placed where listed in the AP course curriculum. 
Method: Each previous AP Human Geography FRQ was picked over for the types of verb prompts that were used. Tallies for each topic and their verb prompts are found below. If part "A" of the FRQ asked for three examples, then three were tallied to the total. If "Identify and explain" was asked, then it is placed in the "high-order" category and "identify" family.
Example: Identify & Explain, Identify & Compare, Identify using a Map, are all included in the "Identify" family.
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Population & Migration
Agriculture & Rural Land Use
Culture
Economic Geography
Political Geography
Urban Geography
Green Revolution
Rostow's Model
N. American Metropolitan Growth
Religion & Landscape
Nation & State
Women & the City
European Migration
Effects of Tourism
Core-Periphery
Poultry Farming
Maquiladoras
Demographics & the City
U.S. Immigration
Supranationalism & Devolution
Revitalization
20th Century Migration Streams
Southern Businesses
Forces
Von Thunen
English &  Lingua Franca
Int'l Division of Labor
N. American Net In/ Out Migration
Von Thunen vs. Burgess Model
Gender & Education
Religion Distribution in the U.S.
Decline of Dairy Farms
Squatter Settlements
Population Pyramids
Weber
National Identity
Thomas Malthus
Automobile Industry
Mexican Cities
Subsistance Agriculture
Muslim Migration
Barriers
Graying Populations
Technopoles
Railways & Highways
Coffee Production
Rostow vs. Wallerstein
Superimposed Boundaries
Cumulative Individual  FRQ Prompts not placed into families
DISCUSS
EXPLAIN
IDENTIFY & EXPLAIN
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best Scoring Years
2004: 2.97
2005: 2.84
2006: 2.86
Poultry Farming Maquiladoras Demographics in the City     3 Low-Order questions used. List x2 Define 
U.S. Migration Supranationalism & Devolution Revitalization 2 Low-Order questions used. Define x2  
International Migration Streams Southern Businesses Forces 7 Low-Order questions used. Define x6 Identify x2  
Worst Scoring Years
2010: 2.47
2009: 2.57
2007: 2.58
Population Pyramids Weber Model National Identity All prompts were High-Order 8-Explain 4-Discuss 
Compare Burgess/Thunen U.S. Religion Distribution Squatter Settlements     All Prompts High-Order  except for religion question that went on to ask students to identify and explain the religious groups that they named on the map in part A. If incorrect in part A, then part B would also suffer.
Von Thunen English as a Lingua Franca International Division of Labor       All Prompts were High-Order  The only year that requested students to use the "Apply Family" of verbs.  "Apply and Predict" and "Apply & Explain"
INDIVIDUAL   FRQ    VERB   PROMPTS   BROKEN   DOWN   BY  UNIT
Annual Student Scores 
* Note: Results for 2002 & 2003 are not reported on the AP Website
# of Exams Taken
2014
2001
1,000
132,000
Mean score
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