AP Exams Are Right Around the Corner



High school students who are taking AP classes are getting ready to take their exams in May.  I like to have resources available for our students to use for studying besides their class content.  One of the pages on my media center webpage contains testing information on the ACT, SAT, ASVAB and AP exams.

This information includes links to official sites, print and ebooks we have available and practice test sites.  We have print books available for checkout and also in our Gale Virtual Reference Library we have a series of books on Preparing for the AP Exam which cover math, history, psychology and science topics. They are published by Course Technology PTR.

We are also fortunate that our students have access to the Learning Express Library that our public library has in its collection.  Our students can use their digital access cards to use this program. The College Prep Center contains 2 practice exams for each subject and ebooks for AP Biology and AP US History.  It also has ACT and SAT practice tests and ebooks.  Here are some more resources to consider:

Free Online Resources

McGraw-Hill Education Practice Plus: a complete interactive test prep center. It includes practice tests and videos. The AP Center is based on their 5 Steps to a 5 AP exam guides. The site also has SAT, ACT, GRE and other test exams. http://www.mhpracticeplus.com/

College Board AP Students Page : Information on preparing for exams and practice test questions from previous years. https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home

High School Test Prep http://www.highschooltestprep.com/   Free interactive practice tests for high school students. All of their online practice tests have automated scoring along with thorough explanations. Practice tests for the ACT, SAT, and AP tests.

Kaplan http://www.kaptest.com/college-prep/ap-exam-prep  Has free digital flashcards for AP US History, World History and Human Geography.

AP Study Notes https://www.apstudynotes.org/courses/   Study guides, practice tests, and notes contributed by students and teachers.

AP*PracticeExams.com   http://www.appracticeexams.com/  AP* Practice Exams is a free website that is dedicated to helping students pass their advanced placement exams. They have curated many different practice sites in one location for student use.

Licensed Online Resources

GetAFive https://www.getafive.com/    Offers video based review lessons, a personalized study room, and plenty of practice questions. AP practice only.

Learnerator which will be transitioning to Albert.io after this school year, covers ACT, SAT and AP practice materials that are interactive.   http://www.learnerator.com/

If you have any other practice sites or books that you recommend for either AP exams or ACT and SAT exams, please post them.


Author: Joann Absi

I am the media coordinator at Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington, NC. I have had positions at elementary, middle and high school libraries during my career. I am a past president of NCSLMA. Currently I am serving as the Communications Chair for NCSLMA and a member of AASL/ALSC/YALSA School/Public Library Cooperation.

Categories: Blog Topics, Collection Development


3 replies

  1. Thank you, I will share with my kids :)

  2. Hi,

    My name is Heather – it’s nice to meet you! I noticed you’ve included some great study help resources on your “Free Online Resources” page (https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/ap-exams-right-around-corner/
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  3. Thanks, I am adding these to my test prep page right now!

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