I know that the university, college professor or highschool ap teacher that's
marking my exam uses a rubric to judge how to mark.
I see the answers to the 2011 (FRQ portion) cs ap exam i just took are now
and i see that some of the answers look exactly like what i remember writting but
some look like simplified answers but still do the same thing as i put down.
So i was woundering, do the markers strictly use whats on the rubric to grade you? As opposed to mentally going through it themselves to see if it accomplishes the same task?
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Re: AP exam marking question
Posted 05 May 2011 - 09:29 PM
The graders have some leniency with the FRQs. They are called "free response questions" for a reason. If they are unsure about something, they ask the table leaders. If the table leaders are unsure, I think there is a lead grader for the exam in general. If you kept it simple, you should be fine. Don't count on all the graders being familiar with much beyond the scope of the course, like Sets, LinkedLists, etc. Things like a missed semi-colon here, a missing . for method invocation there isn't a big deal. However, if you missed a bunch of semi-colons, you could lose points. The rubrics aren't the end-all be-all. If your solution was way different and it didn't account for everything, don't count on full credit. If you answered the question though, you should be good.
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