AP Course Resources

  • AP Central Coronovirus Update

    The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3. College Board will also unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.

    Free remote learning resources

    We’ll continue to support students with free resources through exam day. And while we encourage students to wait until closer to the test date to decide, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.

    The AP Program will invest heavily over the next month in the following ways:

    • For the 2019–20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.
    • AP curricula are locally developed and we defer to local decisions on how best to help students complete coursework. To be fair to all students, some of whom have lost more instructional time than others, the exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.
    • Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked this year to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.
    • Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.
    • We recognize that the digital divide could prevent some low-income and rural students from participating. Working with partners, we will invest so that these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If your students need mobile tools or connectivity, you can reach out to us directly to let us know.

    Instructional Support

    Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students and teachers can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These mobile-friendly classes are:

    • Designed to be used alongside work that may be given by schools.
    • Will be recorded and available on-demand so teachers and students can access them any time.
    • Not dependent on current AP teachers continuing instruction. We know many AP teachers now face challenges that would make that impossible.
    • Will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons including topics from the final 25% of the course.

    Teachers who are providing remote instruction can continue to leverage AP Classroom, which we introduced at the start of the school year.

    • Within AP Classroom, free-response questions that were only available for in-classroom use due to security concerns will now be unlocked.
    • Teachers will be able to assign questions to students digitally.

    Here is a one-page overview (.pdf/514KB) of how AP teachers can use the free, daily online practice in AP Classroom to help students prepare for exam day.

    Resource Name

    Weblink Description
    College Board Info https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/NCSBE/2020/03/16/file_attachments/1401601/SupportingStudentLearning-AP.pdf A quick refernce for supoprting students and schools during closure.
    College Board Updates https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update On the website, there is a one-page overview of how AP  teachers can use the free, daily online practice in AP Classroom to check student understanding of each topic and skill in the AP course and ensure that students are well prepared for exam day.
    AP Psychology https://sites.google.com/d303.org/appsych/study-by-unit/development Full site full of readings, resources, and exam prep
    AP Psychology https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1bQX7YQES3Bv4uMB0B6O6_6KkE58-KKceak4wt-5DiL0/mobilepresent?slide=id.g5bd124d59a_0_71 "Path to a 5" Google Slides
    AP US History https://www2.smartbrief.com/servlet/encodeServlet?issueid=57CF0123-2E35-463F-95D0-09A1D32CF2F3&sid=fd170bd8-44f8-49c8-b7a5-a0fb7fd41dd3 Free AP Preparedness webinars for APUSH teachers