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AP Exam Review

Week 3 - Monday (Day 11)

Focus Areas
  • Reasoning through Multiple Choice questions

  • Pacing

Review Activity: Timed Multiple Choice Test


Materials: None

Teaching Tips

We know that the more opportunities students have to understand the style and format of test questions, the more comfortable they will be on exam day. For this reason, it is valuable to offer released exams to help students practice pacing and especially to apply test-taking strategies specific to multiple choice questions, such as process of elimination or working backwards. 

The College Board has released selected multiple choice exams from past years that are available for audited teachers through AP Classroom. Please note that there are very specific restrictions in place to protect the security of these exams. We quote from the College Board:


“AP Practice Exams are provided by the College Board for AP Exam preparation. Teachers are permitted to download the materials and make copies to use with their students in a classroom setting only. To maintain the security of the exams, teachers should collect all materials after their administration and keep them in a secure location. Exams may not be posted on school or personal websites, nor electronically redistributed for any reason. Further distribution of these materials outside of the secure College Board site disadvantages teachers who rely on uncirculated questions for classroom testing. Any additional distribution is in violation of the College Board’s copyright policies and may result in the termination of Practice Exam access for your school as well as the removal of access to other online services such as the AP Teacher Community and Online Score Reports.”

Keeping these things in mind, we still find it worthwhile to offer these tests for our students. Be advised that over the years solutions to these exams have found their way onto the internet, so we encourage you to NOT make this practice exam a formal part of their grade, allowing them instead to focus on learning and improving for intrinsic reasons.

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