AP Testing (Advanced Placement) 2019

2020 Exam Dates

  • English Language and Composition - 8am, Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
  • World History: Modern - 8am, Thursday, May 14th, 2020
  • Psychology - 12 noon, Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
  • United States Government and Politics - 8am, Monday, May 4th, 2020
  • Calculus AB - 8am, Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
Follow the links for the courses below to learn more about each course and the exams.

AP Calculus AB - Tom Maloney

Course Overview

  • AP Calculus AB is designed to be the equivalent of a first semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. AP Calculus BC is designed to be the equivalent to both first and second semester college calculus courses. AP Calculus BC applies the content and skills learned in AP Calculus AB to parametrically defined curves, polar curves, and vector-valued functions; develops additional integration techniques and applications; and introduces the topics of sequences and series

Exam Overview - Tuesday, May 5, 2020

  • The AP Calculus AB and BC Exams assess student understanding of the mathematical practices and learning objectives outlined in the course framework. 
  • The exams are both 3 hours and 15 minute long and include 45 multiple-choice questions and 6 free-response questions.
  • Encourage your students to visit the AP Calculus AB student page for exam information and exam practice.

AP English Language and Composition - Ted Anderson

Course Overview

  • The AP English Language and Composition course focuses on the development and revision of evidence-based analytic and argumentative writing, the rhetorical analysis of nonfiction texts, and the decisions writers make as they compose and revise. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Additionally, they read and analyze rhetorical elements and their effects in nonfiction texts—including images as forms of text— from a range of disciplines and historical periods.
  • The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum.

Exam Overview - Wednesday, May 13, 2020

  • Section 1: Multiple Choice - Includes 5 sets of questions
    • 20–22 Writing questions, a new type of question, that ask students to “read like a writer” and consider revisions to stimulus texts.
    • 23–25 Reading questions that ask students to read and analyze nonfiction texts.
  • Section 2: Free Response
    • Students write essays that respond to 3 free-response prompts from the following categories.Synthesis Question: After reading 6–7 texts about a topic (including visual and quantitative sources), students will compose an argument that combines and cites at least 3 of the sources to support their thesis.
    • Rhetorical Analysis: Students will read a nonfiction text and analyze how the writer’s language choices contribute to the intended meaning and purpose of the text.
    • Argument: Students will create an evidence-based argument that responds to a given topic.
  • Starting August 1, students and teachers will have new resources and a daily support tool called AP Classroom to use throughout the year. Designed and tested in collaboration with AP teachers, these resources include unit guides that cover the content and skills assessed on the exam, progress checks and a dashboard to highlight strengths and opportunities fo growth, and a question bank of real AP questions.

    Learn more about the new resources


AP European History - Carol Furchert

Course Overview

  • AP European History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university European history course. In AP European History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in four historical periods from approximately 1450 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing historical evidence; contextualization; comparison; causation; change and continuity over time; and argument development. The course also provides six themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction of Europe and the world; poverty and prosperity; objective knowledge and subjective visions; states and other institutions of power; individual and society; and national and European identity.

Exam Overview - Wednesday, May 8, 2019

  • The AP European History Exam measures students' knowledge of European history and their ability to think historically. Questions are based on key and supporting concepts, course themes, and the disciplinary practices and reasoning skills outlined in the course and exam description.
  • Encourage your students to visit the AP European History student page for exam information and exam practice.

AP Psychology - Carol Furchert

Course Overview

  • This course introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. While considering the psychologists and studies that have shaped the field, students explore and apply psychological theories, key concepts, and phenomena associated with such topics as the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, developmental psychology, testing and individual differences, treatment of abnormal behavior, and social psychology. Throughout the course, students employ psychological research methods, including ethical considerations, as they use the scientific method, analyze bias, evaluate claims and evidence, and effectively communicate ideas.

Exam Overview

  • The AP Psychology Exam measures students' knowledge of the 14 key topics and fields of study in psychology and tests their ability to define, compare, and apply concepts and research findings. Questions are based on key terminology, scientific methodology, and theories associated with each subfield.
  • Free-response questions may require students to interrelate different content areas and to analyze and evaluate psychological constructs and, more generally, theoretical perspectives.
  • A note about the DSM and the AP Psychology Exam: All terminology, criteria, and classifications referred to in multiple-choice and free-response questions adhere to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5).
  • Encourage your students to visit the AP Psychology student page for exam information and exam practice.

AP United States History - Ben Peters

Course Overview

  • AP U.S. History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university U.S. history course. In AP U.S. History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in nine historical periods from approximately 1491 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; making historical comparisons; utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time; and developing historical arguments. The course also provides seven themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: American and national identity; migration and settlement; politics and power; work, exchange, and technology; America in the world; geography and the environment; and culture and society.

Exam Overview - Friday, May 10, 2019

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