Advanced Placement (AP) exams are standardized exams designed to measure how well a student mastered the content and skills of the a particular subject. A successful score could earn students credit and advanced placement in college. AP courses are considered to be the most rigorous classes for high school students.
There are over 30 exams, each having its own unique requirements; however, almost all of the exams have several thing in common that you should be aware of before starting your AP Test Tutoring:
- Most exams are 2 to 3 hours long.
- The first part of the exam usually consist of multiple-choice questions. You will choose one of four or five answer choices for each question and use a pencil to bubble in your choice on your AP answer sheet. Your total exam score on the multiple-choice section is based only on the number of questions answered correctly. You won’t receive or lose points for incorrect answers or unanswered questions.
- The second part of the exam usually consists of free-response questions that require you to generate your own responses. Depending on the exam, your response could be in the form of an essay, a solution to a problem, a spoken response and more. In most cases, you’ll be writing your response in pen in the free-response exam booklet.
Below, please find the Spring 2017 schedule for AP Testing by the College Board. The exams may be given regardless of whether or not the school offers the AP course by requesting that the College Board sends a copy of the exam when registering!