AP World History

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Revisions Effective Fall 2016

The AP World History Course Home Page on AP Central is now the home base for information about the revised course and exam.

Practice Exam

An AP World 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.

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

AP World History teachers with previously authorized courses will not be required to revise and resubmit their syllabi for the 2016-17 school year. More information about what teachers will need to do is available on the AP Course Audit website.

The Exam

Students will take the revised AP World History Exam in May 2017. Visit the AP World History Exam page to learn more and see sample multiple-choice and free-response questions.

Professional Development

Teachers have 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 World History Teacher Community, an online forum moderated by fellow educators where you can connect with colleagues, share classroom materials, and exchange ideas.