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We strongly recommend that students do digital practice before exam day.

  • They’ll see each type of multiple-choice and/or free-response question on their exam.
  • They’ll get to preview the pre-exam steps (exam setup and check-in), as well as the directions, screens, tools, features, and reminders they’ll see on exam day.
  • Completing a practice experience also helps confirm before exam day that their testing technology, including any approved assistive technology, works as expected.

Practice options


Digital Practice

App Demo


A longer option students can use to fully explore the digital testing application. Includes all varieties of questions students will see on exam day.

A shorter option students can use to quickly confirm that the application is correctly installed, questions display appropriately, and they can enter answers. For most subjects, the exam app demo questions are a subset of the questions on the digital practice.

Recommended For

All students taking digital exams

Students who don’t complete digital practice
Students signed up for pencil and paper exams in subjects that offer digital exams

Multiple-Choice Questions



Breaks Between Sections

5 minutes

2 minutes

Free-Response Questions

Full-length FRQ section for most subjects


Please note:

  • Students will have approximately the same time per question on digital practice as on the actual exam. 
  • The example questions in digital practice assess content from the first half of the course.

How to Access and Take Digital Practice

On the home page of the digital testing app, the student can click Practice and go to the Active Practice tab to view the digital practice available for the exams they’re registered to take.

Students will have two options to practice for each exam: an app demo that has fewer questions, and a digital practice that has more questions.

Note: The student’s computer will be locked for the duration of the practice option they choose. They won’t be able to open an internet browser, cut and paste text outside of the application, etc. If a student needs to access these functions before the end of practice, they can exit the practice experience by clicking More and then Exit. They can reset Digital Practice and the App Demo in My AP if they wish to retake them.

Tracking Students’ Practice

AP coordinators will be able to view students’ practice status in their digital exam readiness dashboard. See Digital Exam Readiness Dashboard for details.