2017 Chief Reader Report Module
The Chief Reader for the 2017 AP Chemistry exam provides a brief walkthrough of the highlights of their Chief Reader Report. In this presentation, Paul Bonvallet of the College of Wooster gives bite-sized overviews of each free-response question—how students performed, teaching tips for areas where students struggled, and a deeper understanding of the questions and results.
The AP Chemistry course provides students with a college-level foundation to support future advanced course work in chemistry. Students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigations, as they explore topics such as: atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium. Created by the AP Chemistry Development Committee, the course curriculum is compatible with many Chemistry courses in colleges and universities.
Essential Course Resources
AP Chemistry Lab Manual Resource CenterThe AP Chemistry Lab Manual Resource Center provides information, links, and resources relating to the lab manual.
AP Chemistry Course Overview
The two-page Course Overview provides a succinct description of the course and exam.
AP Chemistry Frequently Asked QuestionsFind answers to common questions about the course, exam, and AP Course Audit.
Course Planning and Pacing Guides
Written by AP teachers, these versatile guides demonstrate a variety of ways to plan and pace the AP Chemistry curriculum across one academic year. Each author presents a host of ideas for activities, resources, and assessments.
AP Chemistry Course Planning and Pacing Guide 1
Scott Balicki, Boston Latin School, MA—This course is taught at a public school in an urban setting where the teacher designs learning experiences outside of class and uses class time to address misconceptions, synthesize knowledge, and develop more nuanced understandings.
AP Chemistry Course Planning and Pacing Guide 2
Jamie Benigna, The Roeper School, MI—This course is taught at an independent school for the gifted where the teacher focuses on inquiry and student-directed discovery of information.
AP Chemistry Course Planning and Pacing Guide 3
Dale Jensen, Syracuse High School, UT—This course is taught at a suburban public school. The teacher addresses mathematical topics that students have difficulty with earlier, allowing more time for their mastery.
AP Chemistry Course Planning and Pacing Guide 4
Armand Amoranto, Oceanside High School, CA—This course is taught at a suburban public high school where the teacher uses direct instruction, modeling techniques for thinking out loud to solve problems, and demonstrating proper lab technique for traditional and guided-inquiry labs.
College Board Store
Find AP Chemistry publications, released exams, and more in the College Board Store.
AP and Higher Education
Higher Education professionals play a key role developing AP courses and exams, setting credit and placement policies, and scoring student work. The AP Higher Ed site features information on recruitment and admission, advising and placement, and more.
This chart shows recommended scores for granting credit, and how much credit should be awarded, for each AP course. Your students can look up credit and placement policies for colleges and universities on the AP Credit Policy search.
Meet the current Development Committee for AP Chemistry.