AP Spanish Language is intended for students who wish to develop proficiency and integrate their language skills, using authentic materials and sources. Students who enroll should already have a basic knowledge of the language and cultures of Spanish-speaking peoples and should have attained a reasonable proficiency in using the language. Although these qualifications may be attained in a variety of ways, it is assumed that most students will be in the final stages of their secondary school training and will have appropriate course work in the language. To ensure that the AP Spanish Language Exam is maintained at its intended level, special studies are carried out periodically to establish the comparability of performance of college students completing a third year Spanish language course and AP students (study results are available on AP Central, apcentral.collegebouard.com). Results of those studies strongly support the contention of the AP Spanish Developmental Committee that successful performance on the exam is equivalent to the performance of students who have completed three years (five or six semesters) of college Spanish language courses at postsecondary institutions that admit large numbers of AP Spanish students.
20% Informal Assessments/Projects
5% homework assignments
Students are required to bring a notebook, a folder, a writing utensil, and their textbook to class on a daily basis unless otherwise notified.