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Course and Exam Updates

Important updates have been made to the AP Macroeconomics course and exam that take effect with the 2022-23 school year (spring 2023 exam):

  • A four-function calculator is allowed on both sections of the exam. Note that this is strictly a change to the calculator policy and does not affect the exam format (number of sections, number of questions), the types of questions students may see on the exam, the course framework, or the skills.
  • The Monetary Policy topic of the course (topic 4.6) has been updated to account for monetary policy in a banking system with ample reserves. Teachers who already have a printed copy of the AP Macroeconomics Course and Exam Description can download the updated pages.
  • Exam questions will reflect the Federal Reserve's updated measurement of the monetary aggregates designated as M1 and M2. Please refer to the footnotes in the Fed's H.6 statistical release ("Money Stock Measures") for a description of the components. Note that there has been no change to the relevant learning objective (MEA-3.C) and essential knowledge statement (MEA-3.C.3) in the AP Macroeconomics Course and Exam Description.

The following resources have been developed to support teachers and students with these updates:

  • video for teachers explaining the updates
  • Updated practice exams, which are available now for secure access by teachers on the Course Audit site and AP Classroom
  • Updated progress check questions, topic questions, question bank questions, and AP Daily videos on AP Classroom

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AP Daily videos are short, searchable instructional segments you can:

  • assign to students before or after class to maximize time for discussion.
  • assign alongside topic questions to address misunderstandings.
  • encourage students to take advantage of on their own, on mobile devices or computers.
  • track to see which students are watching each video in each class.

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  • free-response questions with scoring guides to help you evaluate student work.

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  • search for any question, passage, or stimulus by text or keyword.
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  • Made for any learning environment, AP teachers can assign these short videos on every topic and skill as homework alongside topic questions, warm-ups, lectures, reviews, and more.
  • AP students can also access videos on their own for additional support.
  • Videos are available in AP Classroom, on your Course Resources page.

View the list of lessons for AP Daily videos for AP Macroeconomics.

AP Daily Instructors

Expert AP teachers across the country can support your course virtually:

  • Lead teacher: Matt Romano, Marist School, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Rebecca Sealock, Marshall County High School, Benton, Ky.
  • Jennifer Raphaels, Ridge High School, Basking Ridge, N.J.
  • Jennifer (Jen) Filosa, Owings Mills High School, Owings Mills, Md.
  • Kyle Tecmire, International Academy – Okma Campus, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
  • Gabriel Sanchez, Bonita High School, La Verne, Calif.

Higher Education Faculty Lecturers

Supplement your instruction with 30-minute videos on each unit hosted by college or university professors. Guest lecturers include:

  • Liang Ding, Macalester College
  • Sam Kojo Andoh, Southern Connecticut State University
  • Elaine McBeth, College of William and Mary
  • Lindsey Nagy, Muhlenberg College
  • Art Raymond, Muhlenberg College
  • Clark Ross, Davidson College

The Faculty Lectures are available on the AP Classroom Course Resources page, under Overview, as well as YouTube.

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