Articles tagged with Advanced Placement

What to Know About AP Exams in 2017

What to Know About AP Exams in 2017

Because tests are constantly evolving, it can be difficult to keep track of everything you need to know. As we enter into 2017, it may help to think about AP exams in their entirety—every test you could take, when they’re scheduled, and what you’ll need to do to prepare. While knowing the logistics of your exams is only the beginning, it is a crucial step in achieving your testing goals. Here is what you should know about AP exams in 2017: Where and when do I take my 2017 AP exams? If you remember the month of May, you’re in good shape—all AP exams for 2017 take place during two weeks in May (May 1-5 and May 8- ... Read More About What to Know About AP Exams in 2017

How are AP Exams Scored?

How are AP Exams Scored?

Students are often so wrapped up in performing well on an AP exam that they forget what the score actually means. AP exams are scored on a scale of 1-5, but the intricacies of how those scores arrive at a particular number can be difficult to interpret, especially because scoring varies between exams. For students who are approaching their first AP exam, we’ve put together a guide on how AP exams are scored to help you better understand your results. A breakdown of the AP exam score It has likely been emphasized to you that your score on an AP exam is important—but why? First, it demonstrates your actual achievement on ... Read More About How are AP Exams Scored?

What You Need to Know About the New AP Calculus Exams

What You Need to Know About the New AP Calculus Exams

In the 2016-2017 school year, high school students sitting for the AP Calculus AB and BC exams will be facing a slightly different exam than those who tested before them. It is important for students to be aware of these changes so they can properly prepare for the new test format. Below are some things you need to know about the new AP Calculus exam if you’ll be taking it starting in the 2016-2017 school year. New topics The new AP Calculus exams will assess students in two new areas: L’Hospital’s Rule will be added to the Calculus AB test, while the Calculus BC test will see additions related to the limit c ... Read More About What You Need to Know About the New AP Calculus Exams

An Intro to the New AP Computer Science Principles Course

An Intro to the New AP Computer Science Principles Course

While many students fear that their high school and even college education may fail to get them a job upon graduation, those with a background in computer science seldom have reason to worry. The tech industry continues to grow and change, and there’s no signs of stopping. It should come as no surprise, then, that schools will begin offering an AP Computer Science Principles course in the fall of 2016. The course, which will emphasize creative ways to solve problems in the larger world, is meant to prepare students for both college and employment situations. Rightfully so – skills in computer science are required or are strongly b ... Read More About An Intro to the New AP Computer Science Principles Course

What You Need to Know About the New AP World History Exam

What You Need to Know About the New AP World History Exam

You may have noticed that as you get older, things begin to change: your friendships, your studies, and yes, even your AP exams. Every few years, most exams undergo a rewrite to make sure that they’re the best possible measure of a student’s abilities and knowledge. While it may feel overwhelming to wrap your brain around a whole different kind of AP test, it is usually beneficial to your learning in the long run. But as you know, it is important to know as much as you can about a change before jumping in headfirst – so here’s what you need to know about the new AP World History exam to increase your chances of success. ... Read More About What You Need to Know About the New AP World History Exam