Help students build stamina and plan for the 3 hour AP exam

The AP exam is often the longest and most rigorous test students have taken thus far. Helping students conceptualize how long three hours is and providing opportunities for them to practice sustained test taking skills allows them to become more comfortable with the exam and teaches them how to pace themselves.

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.

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