By Scott Lutostanski
When are the tests?
Because of the nature of this year, AP is offering tests several ways. The in-person tests will take place the first and second weeks of May, May 3-7 and May 10-14. There will also be two additional testing periods from May 18-28 and June 1-11 where students will have the option of taking in-person or at-home virtual exams. Follow this link to see the exact day and time for each subject. It’s important to know when your student’s test will. Each school will have these answers.
How much content is being covered?
This year, AP tests will cover 100% of the content an AP student is expected to learn in a year. Each class moves at a different pace. Some may be on track to cover all material and some may not. The AP website includes a pacing guide. You can review this with your student if you’d like to get a better idea of the pace of their class.
How are tests given?
Right now, the plan is for students to be able to take the test in-person safely or at home virtually. The College Board has not yet released information for a virtual option, but they are planning on making this available soon. There will be more information on their website soon.
What can my student do to prepare?
Students have a few options they can pursue to prepare for the AP tests. They can certainly study on their own and make sure that they manage their time to ensure they are able to review all content. Galin is also offering review courses and tutoring for those students who feel they will benefit from working with a tutor or teacher.
Galin AP Review Course- Galin is offering 8 week review courses taught by AP teachers. Students will spend 90 minutes each week reviewing and preparing for the test in May. Follow the link to learn more about our course offerings.
One-on-One Tutoring– For families interested in even more customized support, they can sign up for academic tutoring. We have tutors available for the following subjects:
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Statistics
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
- AP Physics 1 / 2
- AP Environment Science
- AP US History
- AP Psychology
- AP Language and Composition
- AP Literature and Composition
What do AP tests mean for college admission in this ACT/SAT test-optional environment?
It means that a student’s AP scores are an opportunity to confirm for colleges that they are a serious student, engaged in their coursework, and prepared for the rigors of college. In the absence of an ACT or SAT score, students can use AP test scores to show their academic ability.
With the tests fast approaching in May, it’s time to start putting plans together. Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have more questions.