Advanced Placement Tests

  • Earn College Credit Before You Arrive for Freshman Year

    Barry Lenson

    Earn College Credit Before You Arrive for Freshman Year More students today are earning college credits before they show up for freshman year. As you probably know already, many of them are getting ahead by taking AP classes in high school and then taking AP exams. But there are other ways to earn those credits ahead of time. Here are some strategies that you might not know ... You can earn credit for knowledge you already have. For example, did you grow up speaking a second language? If you possess knowledge that should earn you college credit, you can the CLEP (College Credit for Life Experience) exam. It is offered in more than 30 subject areas, including history, languages, mathematics and science. The cost is currently $72 per ...

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  • Standardized Testing in China: What It Says about American College Prep

    Standardized Testing in China: What It Says about American College Prep
    Barry Lenson

    Standardized Testing in China: What It Says about American College Prep If you think that American students have it bad when it comes to standardized testing, you should read “What I Learned from China’s Schools,” a recent blog post by Michael Levy, who taught high school in China. There he learned about China’s gaokao exam, a two- day government-administered standardized test that he calls, “an SAT on steroids.” According to Levy, the gaokao causes a lot more harm to students than American standardized tests do. Here are some of the rather astonishing observations he makes about the test: College admission in China is based solely on the results of the test. Motivated students with money spend 8-10 hours a day prepari ...

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  • How to Ace Your AP Calculus AB Test with Online Preparation

    How to Ace Your AP Calculus AB Test with Online Preparation
    Barry Lenson

    How to Ace Your AP Calculus AB Test with Online Preparation If you’re signed up to take the AP Calculus AB Test, you already know that test day will be coming up fast. The clock is ticking. It’s a tough test – The College Board made sure of that. But before you break out in a clammy sweat, remember that you have almost a whole month to prepare for it. And remember, there are significant rewards. Passing the test will earn college credit and make life in college a lot easier for you by taking one BIG college course off your plate. And heck, you might never have to take Calculus again in your life, right? There is a very obvious reason why Calculus AB is a big test that covers a lot of material. It’s because Calculus AB was a ...

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  • Improve AP Tests Scores when You Boost Them with Online Preparation

    Barry Lenson

    Improve AP Tests Scores when You Boost Them with Online Preparation If you want to boost your scores on AP tests next month, it makes more sense than ever to prepare for them online. Here’s some basic information you should know about the Advanced Placement (AP) program that is run by The College Board. The AP program is made up of two components: AP classes that are offered in high schools and AP tests that are administered by The College Board. Classes and exams are now offered in 34 different subject areas (see below). In order to earn advanced college placement or college credit via the AP program, you need to pass an AP test. What Are the AP Test Dates for Next Month? Here’s the schedule: Monday, May 2nd – Chemistr ...

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  • Practice AP Tests Online

    Barry Lenson

    Practice AP Tests Online Can online study help you improve your AP test scores? Yes it can. Here are some great reasons to take AP preparation classes online: An online AP test can bring you up to speed in areas where your knowledge is weak. Perhaps you never quite caught onto a certain concept in an AP class. Or perhaps your instructor got caught in a time crunch and sped through certain material. Whatever the reason for your “weak spot,” taking a good AP class online can improve your AP test scores. An online AP test is a great refresher for courses you took a while ago. If it’s been a year – or even just a term – since you took an AP course, it can be a very smart idea to use an online AP prep course to make sure tha ...

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