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Adapting Perfectly: Changes to the Upcoming AP Exams

Last Updated on Apr 13, 2020 11:37:50 AM

In response to COVID-19, the College Board recently announced significant updates to content, structure, and administration for its upcoming Advanced Placement (AP) exams, with reassurances that it will continue to update school counselors, teachers, and students throughout the month of April, leading up to May’s at-home exam administration. Testing dates are May 11-15 and May 18-22, with a make-up period of June 1-5. View the schedule and content for all exams. Recognizing educational disruption as a result of school closings, College Board is also posting its own free, daily lessons covering all exam subjects.

Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips, News, Test-Prep, College Planning, College Board, APUSH

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Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips, News, Test-Prep, College Planning, College Board, APUSH

The Changes to the 2020 AP US History Test & 3 Tips to Help

Last Updated on Feb 28, 2020 5:30:00 AM

Topics: AP Exams, APUSH

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Topics: AP Exams, APUSH

2020 Changes to AP Literature and AP Language Exams

Last Updated on Feb 27, 2020 4:45:12 PM

2020 Changes to AP English Literature and Composition

The test this year will be 15 minutes shorter than it was in previous years, but the only substantive change is in the scoring of the free-response questions. The content of the free-response section remains unchanged from previous years, but the way that it’s scored will change.

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Topics: AP Exams

AP Exams and SAT Subject Tests: Similarities & Differences

Last Updated on Apr 16, 2019 12:37:25 PM

Here’s one major point that AP exams and SAT Subject Tests share in common: both are products of the College Board (CB), which writes and administers them. There are other similarities, too. Both of them test specific subject knowledge acquired in high school courses – see below for a very important proviso – and performance on each of the tests can affect a student’s planning for college.

Topics: AP Exams, College Admission, Subject Test

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Topics: AP Exams, College Admission, Subject Test

AICE vs AP & IB: The California Conundrum (and New York’s, too)

Last Updated on Nov 26, 2018 6:01:00 AM

When your GPA is NOT your GPA

Topics: AP Exams, College Admission, AICE, ib

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Topics: AP Exams, College Admission, AICE, ib

WHAT? No Credits Toward College Graduation for Good AP Scores?

Last Updated on Jul 31, 2017 7:00:00 AM

We bring to your attention this blog published in early May of this year on cnbc.com concerning students who take AP tests:

Topics: AP Exams, Test Scores, College Admission, College Application, College Planning

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Topics: AP Exams, Test Scores, College Admission, College Application, College Planning

7 Study Tips for the AP Exams - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Mar 13, 2017 5:00:00 PM

If you follow these seven steps, you’ll likely increase your chances at doing well on your AP exams.

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Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips

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AP, IB, and AICE Programs: A Brief Comparison (Part 4) - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Feb 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

 

In this final post, we offer a few thoughts by way of comparing and contrasting AP, IB and AICE.

Comparisons

So how does AICE compare with IB and AP? All three programs are well established in high schools and recognized by universities around the country. Both AICE (AS and A Level) and IB are accepted at universities around the world, too. The main difference between AICE and IB is the flexibility of the AICE Diploma. Students have the freedom to create their own educational experience within the three AICE curriculum areas. We feel that AICE combines the best of both AP and IB in that students can pick and choose what courses they want but still earn an internationally-recognized diploma.

Topics: AP Exams, Common Application, Test-Prep, ib

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Topics: AP Exams, Common Application, Test-Prep, ib

AP, IB, and AICE Programs: A Brief Comparison (Part 3) - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Feb 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

What to know more about AICE? Read on.

AICE: Advanced International Certificate of Education

The University of Cambridge’s AICE Diploma program is the newest advanced curriculum in the United States; it has long been implemented in Europe and around the globe. Currently, AICE is more akin to the International Baccalaureate in that both diploma programs offer a wide range of courses, and stress a global perspective. Between 1997 and 2000, AICE curricula were successfully piloted in Florida, where today the inclusion of AICE classes continues to grow and receive state legislative support.

Topics: AP Exams, Test-Prep, AICE, ib

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Topics: AP Exams, Test-Prep, AICE, ib

AP, IB, and AICE Programs: A Brief Comparison (Part 2) - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Feb 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

 

In our second installment about accelerated or advanced programs for high school students, we’ll consider the International Baccalaureate, of IB.

IB: International Baccalaureate

The IB program, too, has become an established fixture in many schools across the US. Students can receive an IB diploma, and even add AP courses and exams to the IB curriculum. The IB Diploma framework requires the study of two languages and diverse cultures; it includes required courses within each of six subject groups:

Topics: AP Exams, Test-Prep, ib

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Topics: AP Exams, Test-Prep, ib

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