Create a “team approach” to test day (team spirit/all working together)

Providing students with the feeling that they are on a team is helpful throughout the year, and can also be a critical support in the run up to the exam. If students feel like they are part of a team and have others cheering them on, they may experience less anxiety and feel more confident as they enter the AP exam.

We suggest implementing these strategies:

Explore Student Experiences Throughout the School Year

Click on each critical period to explore student experiences.

Strong Start


Keeping Up


Midterm Reset


Exam Prep


Due to varying school schedules and contexts, the exact timing of the critical periods will differ by school and even by class. The months provided are a guide for where teachers should be looking for experiences based on time of year.

Is the On-Track Framework helpful?