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These course pacing guides provide one way to ensure students are exposed to all the course content and skills this year. The guide for your subject can help you assign the AP Daily videos and topic questions necessary for student-led learning each week, using the reports generated by these topic questions to focus your limited, direct class time on the areas where students need more help to develop their knowledge and skills by May. It is designed for classrooms that have only completed approximately 25% of typical course content by January. The guide shows how students can make up the pace by completing approximately 30 minutes of AP Daily videos and topic questions per night, in lieu of or in addition to teacher-led learning and other class assignments.

If your students are ahead of this pace, you’ll be able to incorporate additional days or weeks to spend more time on challenging topics, practice course skills, or begin reviewing for the exam.

Note: The following courses do not have pacing guides due to their structural framework—AP Computer Science Principles, AP Research, AP Seminar, and AP Art and Design (2-D, 3-D, Drawing).

For the AP science courses, the course pacing guides do not reflect the course curricular requirements for labs. The 25% instructional time spent on the hands-on lab requirement must still be met. If the coronavirus pandemic is preventing your school from providing onsite access to a laboratory environment, instruments, or materials, this requirement can be met in the following ways under the supervision of a science educator:

  • Virtual labs
  • Simulations accompanied by student work (data collection, data analysis, etc.)
  • Labs that can be safely conducted at home

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