The Start of AP Week Testing

AP exam week draws different reactions from juniors.

Connor Killeen, Online Editor in Chief

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Monday marks the start of Advanced Placement (AP) testing at SPHS for the 2018-19 school year. Each test is cumulative of the whole year and based on a scale from 1 to 5. Above a three is considered to be a passing grade. The majority of students send their best scores to colleges so that they can increase their acceptance chances. Sometimes universities accept AP scores in exchange for credits. If a student does well on their exams they may be able to test out of entry level courses in college. This creates a level of stress for juniors wanting to impress schools they will be applying to in the fall. “[The stress] is worth the feeling that you feel after they are done,” junior Mehul Sachdev said.

 

A small portion of juniors have more than one AP test on one day. For example, students planning on taking AP Physics 1 and AP Spanish Language and Culture, will have a morning and afternoon exam. This results in a total of six hours of testing in one day. “Its very stressful, I am taking four AP exams over the course of two days,” junior Elliot Skopp said.

 

Other juniors choose not to study or stress before the tests in hopes that their happy moods will lead them to good scores. “It’s kind of a grind, but you can just party on the weekends and then study the night before and I’ll probably get all fives or something, so it’ll be pretty easy,” junior Tyler Dulin said.

 

Bellow is the schedule for AP week, released by the College Board.

 

TEST DATE MORNING EXAMS (8 A.M.) AFTERNOON EXAMS (12 NOON)
May 6, 2019
  • United States Government and Politics
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Environmental Science
May 7, 2019
  • Seminar
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Physics 1: Algebra-Based
May 8, 2019
  • English Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
May 9, 2019
  • Chemistry
  • Spanish Literature and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Psychology
May 10, 2019
  • United States History
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Physics 2: Algebra-Based
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5/10/19 is also the Deadline for AP Coordinators to submit digital portfolios and for 2-D Design and Drawing students to assemble physical portfolios.

 

AP Test Schedule: Week 2

TEST DATE MORNING EXAMS (8 A.M.) AFTERNOON EXAMS (12 NOON) AFTERNOON EXAMS (2 P.M.)
May 13, 2019
  • Biology
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
May 14, 2019
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Art History
  • Human Geography
May 15, 2019
  • English Language and Composition
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Macroeconomics
May 16, 2019
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • World History
  • Statistics
May 17, 2019
  • Microeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Computer Science A
  • Latin

For more information regarding AP Exam scheduling, visit https://www.collegeboard.org/