Thursday, June 30, 2016

AP Exam Scores For Students

Next week AP Exam Scores from 2016 tests will be available for students. I know you're excited to see how you did, so here are some things you can do to be ready:

  1. Visit the AP Scores for Students site and check the access schedule. Remember, your ability to access your scores at a particular time depends upon your geographic location when you log in, NOT where you took the test. So, if you are planning on being in Wisconsin next week, then you will have access to your scores at 7 AM on July 7th.
  2. Remember that you will need to log in using your College Board account. In my AP Psych classes, I prompted students to either create an account (or attempt to log in to an existing one) the day following our test. If you were gone that day, you might still have to complete that step.
  • You may have trouble accessing scores via your smartphone. This is because the website might be unable to determine your location (and access is determined by your location). You might have greater success if you try using your home computer instead.
  • Score reports have already been sent to colleges by the time you see your results. As long as you requested that your scores be sent to your college/university during preregistration (by entering the school code), there is nothing more you need to do. However, visit the AP Score Reporting Services Website if you have other issues or questions about score reporting.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Results from the AP Psychology Exam Reading

Greetings, all!

This year's AP Psych Exam Reading wrapped up last week in Louisville, Kentucky. I had the honor of spending the week with "Danny" the main character in the application scenario for Free-Response Question 2 on this year's test. As always, though it was a lot of work, I gained some important perspective on what students are likely to misunderstand about the concepts in that question.

Since the FRQ scoring is now over, that means we're just now getting word about aggregate data from the nationwide test.

Trevor Packer, head of the Advanced Placement programs at the College Board, tweets results from each subject area as scores become available. He has some good news for AP Psych students, but keep in mind we won't know how CFHS students did until July when school reports come out (and when students can access their individual scores).

Check out what he had to say below:

Let's hope it was a Chippewa Falls student who earned the perfect score he's referencing in that last Tweet. :) 

Regardless, this means that now the wait continues for our own results in early July. Wisconsin students are scheduled to have access to scores beginning on July 7th, so it won't be long!