Advanced Placement Mathematics Practice Exams

The Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR) and the Mathematics Department at the University of Arizona are hosting the 

Fifteenth Annual Advanced Placement Mathematics Practice Exams

For the 2021-2022 school year, the scoring of the AP Practice Exams in Statistics, Calculus AB, and Calculus BC is scheduled for

 Saturday, APRIL 23, 2022 (8:30am-2:30pm)

Contact Rodrigo Gutiérrez with any questions or to be added to the AP teacher email list: 



This event consists of two parts:

  1. Students taking a full practice AP Exam (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, or AP Statistics)
  2. An afternoon Scoring Session to review the solutions and grading standards (separate session for each exam)

At the end of the day, every student will know their score (1-5) on the practice exam they took. 

IN-PERSON (8:30am-2:30pm):

For those participating in-person, the practice exams will be given in the morning and we will review the solutions and grading standards in the afternoon. Every student will know their grade (1-5) on the exam when the grading session is completed.

Please remember to bring a graphing calculator and several sharpened #2 pencils

SCHEDULE (Details below)

8:30am until 2:30pm (with a 45-minute lunch break ON YOUR OWN)

Exams will begin promptly at 8:30am so it is important for you to arrive with enough time to register, get something to eat, go to the appropriate classroom, and settle in. 

In order to keep to our schedule, students should arrive between 7:50am and 8:15am.

Light snacks and water will be provided. 

There will be a 45-minute lunch break before the Scoring Session. Students should bring lunch or quickly go to the UA Student Union.


There will be a check in table on the SOUTH side of the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) building (1100 James E. Rogers Way, Tucson, AZ 85719). You can find a map of the UA campus below or at

Please arrive with enough time to check in and then be told what classroom your exam is in.


Visitor parking in Highland Avenue, Main Gate, Park Avenue, Cherry Avenue, and Tyndall Avenue Garages is free on weekends and holidays pending special event parking restrictions. Weekend rates will apply to Second Street Garage, which is the closest garage to the exam rooms.

There is limited handicapped parking on the north side of the CESL building (James E Rogers Way is a one-way street, running east to west).

Drop off and pick up can happen at the north entrance of the CESL building or in the circle on University Boulevard coming east from Park Avenue and Main Gate Square. Just remember to walk to the SOUTH entrance to the CESL building.


The University welcomes you to campus, but expects you will carry yourself appropriately. This includes appropriate use of language, behavior, and University property. Please dress appropriately and remain in the event area at all times.

  • UNIVERSITY MASK POLICY: Currently, the University policy is that masks are recommended, but not required. However, since there will be hundreds of students taking the AP Practice exams, we highly recommend that you wear a mask and socially distance throughout the day, including during registration, in the lecture halls, and during snack and lunch breaks. The University will provide surgical masks in building entrances and classrooms.

AP Practice Exam Schedule

7:50 - 8:15

Check In and Registration (CESL building)

8:15 - 8:20

Get to your testing room

8:20 - 8:30

Welcome and distribution of materials

8:30 - 10:20

Multiple Choice Exam

10:20 - 10:30

Break (Water and light snacks provided)

10:30 - 12:00

Free Response Exam

12:00 - 12:45

Lunch (NOT provided; students on their own)

12:45 - 2:30

Scoring Session


ONLINE (Scoring Session by Zoom, 12:30-2:30pm): 

For those participating online in the Scoring Session (12:30-2:30pm), it is essential that all students take the full practice exam IN ADVANCE. Facilitators will take a few minutes to provide the correct answers to the Multiple Choice problems, but the bulk of the Scoring Session will be dedicated to the Free Response section.

By hosting the Scoring Session in the afternoon, teachers and schools have the flexibility to coordinate students taking the practice exam however works best for their specific situation. For example, schools may have students sit for an in-person exam the morning of the event, and then host a viewing of the Scoring Session by Zoom in the afternoon. Or students may take the practice exam in multiple class sessions leading up to the event. Again, it is up to teachers and schools to coordinate this for their students BEFORE the Scoring Session.

Regardless of when the practice exam is administered, attending the online Scoring Session should be a group event with the teacher, NOT individual students joining from home. Teachers can choose the best way to coordinate this, but the Zoom links will NOT be provided directly to students.

**NOTE: Due to the confidential nature of using recent AP Exams for this event, students may NOT take the practice exams home or otherwise have access to the practice exams outside of the supervision of their teacher. This means that both parts of the event (taking the exam and the Scoring Session), must happen in a “secure environment”, with all materials collected after each part. 

Zoom links will only be provided to teachers who register for the event (details provided the week of the event). In order to keep to our schedule and to address tech issues, participants should login to the Zoom session no later than 12:15pm.



By Wednesday, April 6, TEACHERS should use the TEACHER ESTIMATES form to let us know how many students will be attending in-person or online for each type of exam: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, and Statistics. It is fine if the information comes from several different teachers as long as students do NOT get double counted. Please discuss and coordinate with your colleagues before submitting your estimates. We use this information to determine how many copies we need for each type of exam.



By Wednesday, April 13 (sooner is better), STUDENTS should register using the STUDENT REGISTRATION form. We will use the registration data to communicate with students, create sign-in sheets, and report attendance to school sites.



Teachers at AP Day 2019

Teachers at AP Day 2019