AP European History

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Redesign Effective Fall 2015

The AP European History Course Home Page on AP Central should now serve as your home base for information and resources for the redesigned course and exam.

New Resource: Teaching and Assessing AP European History

AP European History teachers can access online professional development that provides samples of the free-response question types to use with their students, video modeling of key instructional strategies, and resources to help implement these strategies in their classrooms. Learn more or log in.

AP Practice Exam

An AP European History Practice Exam and sample student responses with scoring commentaries are now available from teachers' AP Course Audit accounts. To access them, log in and click the Secure Documents link in the Resources section of your Course Status page.

Note: The practice exam has been updated to reflect the updated rubrics. Updated student samples for each free-response question on the practice exam, with commentaries reflecting the updated rubrics and skills, will be available in March 2016.

Practice exams are for classroom use only. To ensure their integrity, please keep them in a secure location; do not give them to students as take-home assignments; make sure to collect them after administering them in class; and do not post them on school or other websites. Teachers may use questions from the practice exam to create shorter assessments, as long as they are paper-based, administered in the classroom, and collected from students following the testing period.

AP Course Audit

The AP Course Audit ensures that teachers have a thorough understanding of the AP European History course requirements. Teachers can either submit their own syllabus or adopt one of the four annotated sample syllabi available on the AP Course Audit website. January 31, 2016, is the deadline for submitting a syllabus.

AP Exam

Students will take the redesigned AP European History Exam in May 2016. Download the AP European History Course and Exam Description (.pdf/2.7MB) to learn more and view sample multiple-choice and free-response questions.

Note: The CED was updated in the fall of 2015 to reflect changes to the rubrics and historical thinking skills. For more information about the rubrics and skills, watch this narrated presentation.

Professional Development

AP offers a wide range of professional development options, including in-person workshops and Summer Institutes, where participants learn practical ways to design a rigorous curriculum and prepare students to succeed on the exam.

Join the AP European History Teacher Community, an online forum moderated by fellow educators where you can connect with colleagues, share classroom materials, and exchange ideas.