AP Daily: Now Available
AP Daily is a series of on-demand, short videos you can assign to students, saving your limited, direct class time to focus on the areas where students need help the most.
Taught by expert AP teachers, AP Daily videos help you cover course content and skills and encourage AP students to take advantage of daily support throughout your course.
The first release of AP Daily videos for AP Research is available now in AP Classroom, and the first and second releases are available for AP Seminar, the AP Art and Design program, and AP Computer Science Principles.
For all other AP courses, videos for the units covered so far this year—according to the recommended course pacing in the course and exam description—are available in AP Classroom. Videos for future units will be released as soon as possible.
Course and Exam Description (CED)
Course and exam descriptions lay out the course content and skills, along with recommended sequencing and pacing for them throughout the year.
Each course and exam description includes the Course at a Glance, a visual overview of the course topics. Teachers can use it as a quick list of all the topics and skills typical of a college course and therefore eligible to appear on the AP Exam.
Unit guides are part of the course and exam description for most AP subjects, and are available by unit in AP Classroom. They include:
- An outline of the exact content and skills covered on the exam
- Pacing and sequencing suggestions to help you integrate material into your courses
- Topic Pages, which describe the content for each topic
- Unit weighting to focus instruction on topics that will make the biggest impact
Topic questions are formative questions to check student understanding as you teach each topic.
You can choose to assign topic questions:
- Before you teach a topic, to assess prior knowledge
- While you’re teaching a topic, to get immediate feedback on student learning
- After you teach a topic, to get data on what students know and are able to do
If you teach topics in a different sequence than that in the CED, you can still use topic questions.
- Just check the skill paired with the topic to decide if students are ready to be assessed yet.
- If they’re not ready, review topic questions during instruction to discuss common misunderstandings and introduce students to how they’ll apply this skill in the future.
Personal Progress Checks
Personal progress checks assess student understanding of the topics and skills within a unit. These assessments measure knowledge and skills through:
- Multiple-choice questions with rationales explaining correct and incorrect answers
- Free-response questions with scoring information
After students complete a personal progress check, use the class report to develop lesson plans for re-teaching and help students focus on the topics and skills they should continue practicing.
Teachers control student access to results; once you turn on, students get feedback on their answers.
The progress dashboard helps you recognize student achievement and prioritize areas for additional support by:
- Pinpointing strengths and weaknesses on AP content and skills
- Charting class and student progress throughout the school year
- Equipping students to monitor their own progress and take steps to improve
The AP question bank is a searchable database of real AP questions indexed by course content and skills. Use it to create customized practice and tests that you can assign on paper or online.
Use filters to find questions that:
- align best to the current course and exam
- are designed for daily, formative practice
- should be reserved for end of year, AP Exam practice
- are only available to teachers vs. publicly available
Use our robust search to find questions:
- by any text or phrase included in the prompt or answer options
- by any text or phrase in the passage or stimulus, and easily find all related questions
- by keywords from the curriculum framework to find questions by the content or skill they assess