Remind students of AP exam benefits

Some students may not want to take the exam, either due to fear of failure or because they no longer see the benefit of it, especially in relation to the cost. Reminding students of the benefits of the exam can help them decide to take the exam and do their best to prepare for it. Benefits may include the ability to earn college credits, demonstrate their hard work and learnings, and take on something challenging.

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?