Written Evidence

The Written Evidence is what used to be called the “Concentration Statement.”

It is very important that you read this page, watch the video, and look at the links.  I would do this all in front of the class, but I can’t do that now, so you’ve got to take the time to get this figured out. If you approach it like it has been done in the past, your score will be adversely affected.

It is important that you understand that how your written work is different than has been done with past portfolios.

There needs to be an emphasis on INQUIRY. You will still write about your concept, but you need to ask some questions as you write the statement.  It needs to be more investigative and showing your process.  You can talk about experimentation, revisions, changes in direction, software and darkroom use, etc.

AP has made just recently made some tutorial videos.  I am in the process of viewing them and will share the ones I feel are most helpful here on this page.  They are on You Tube.  You are certainly welcome to view as many as you like.  This one in particular I think is important for you to watch as the teacher looks at sample student portfolios and explains exactly how they are scored based on the written evidence.

As you watch the video, she will guide you through the website.  I have included the links to the pages she refers to.


Demystifying Inquiry

Opening webpage she starts with:


Rubric that she refers to:

AP Rubric 2020

Here this is where the sample portfolio she goes over is located.

Sample Student Portfolios with Explanation of How Written Statement is Scored

So you can see, the main thing is be sure you are discussing your process as you developed your idea.  Looking at past AP Portfolios on this website is helpful as these students have great concept and you want to maintain that in your writing, just ask a question or two along the way and answer the questions.

If you have questions about any of this, please ask!  Sorry for the late notice, here, but AP just sent these out not long ago.