Overview of AP Classroom Resources

AP Classroom provides all-in-one teaching support with resources that can help you plan, create assignments and practice quizzes, and track student progress and results. Here’s how each resource can be used to enhance the instructional experience.

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Unit Guides

Unit guides provide both an overview and a deep dive of the content and skills covered on the AP Exam.  

Unit guides include: 

  • The course framework that delineates the exact content and skills covered on the exam  

  • Pacing and sequencing suggestions to account for the spiraling of course skills and the use of all AP Classroom resources 

  • Sample optional instructional activities to help students learn and apply course content and skills 

  • Topic pages that describe the required content for each topic 

  • Unit weighting to focus instruction on topics that will make the biggest impact 

AP Daily Videos

AP Daily videos are led by experienced AP teachers to help students understand essential course concepts. The videos are short and available on-demand. 

Students can watch AP Daily videos: 

  • In class 

  • As homework 

  • For additional practice 

  • As review 

The videos can be used to: 

  • Introduce new content and skills 

  • Complement in-class instruction 

  • Reinforce concepts after class 

  • Review specific topics before the AP Exam

Topic Questions 

Topic questions are formative assessment questions that are assigned to check student understanding of course topics.  

Assign topic questions any time: 

  • Before you teach a topic, to assess prior knowledge 

  • While you’re teaching a topic, to get immediate feedback on student understanding 

  • After you teach a topic, to get data on what students know and are able to do 

Topic questions can be used as: 

  • Warm-up questions 

  • Homework exercises 

  • Exit ticket questions 

  • Quick assessments after watching AP Daily videos 

  • Another way to help you identify and target student misunderstandings 

Progress Checks 

Progress checks are unit-level formative assessments that are assigned to gauge student understanding of all topics and skills. 

Assessments measure knowledge and skills through: 

  • Multiple-choice questions with rationales that explain correct and incorrect answers 

  • Free-response questions with scoring guidelines 

You can use the class results report to identify the topics and skills students should continue practicing. Students can also get feedback on their responses at their teachers discretion. 

Question Bank

The question bank allows you to create and assign customized practice tests using a searchable database of real AP questions indexed by course content and skills. 

Use filters and the search feature to find questions that: 

  • Are relevant to the content and skills you’re currently teaching 

  • Are of a specific type, including assessment type and stimulus type 

  • Align best to the current course and exam 

  • Are designed for daily, formative practice 

  • Should be reserved for end-of-year AP Exam practice 

  • Are secure vs. publicly available 

My Assignments

My Assignments helps you manage assigned videos, quizzes, progress checks, and practice exams, and view student progress and results.

Assignment options include: 

  • Reassigning assignments to entire class sections, groups of students, or individual students

  • “Unsubmitting” student assignments so they can continue working or provide responses for questions they left blank

  • Sharing quizzes with other AP Classroom teachers

  • Generating answer sheets you can print, distribute, and upload for scoring

  • Scoring free-response questions

  • Adjusting start and due dates and marking assignments as complete

My Reports

My Reports provides a gradebook-style view of all student assignments to analyze class performance, progress, and results. 

Recognize achievement and prioritize additional support by: 

  • Pinpointing strengths and weaknesses on specific AP content and skills 

  • Charting class and individual student progress throughout the school year 

  • Equipping students to monitor their own progress and take steps to improve their understanding of course concepts