Today was not a normal day of school as there was PARCC testing for freshmen. AP students were strongly encouraged to attend a practice exam or review session in the morning and another in the afternoon. It wasn’t a perfect system since many students have more than two AP courses and had to choose. However, it was great to have a vast majority of my students for a three-hour block of time in which to administer the AP Physics 2 practice exam, which also counts as their final exam.
It will be a very busy couple of days to score all of the exams, especially since I do the same thing in AP Computer Science. However, students in previous years have shared how useful it was to take a full-length exam, have it scored, and use it to direct their review efforts over the next week.