Advanced Placement® (AP®) Success Tools

Powerful tools that support AP success. These tools will help your AP program and classrooms address the needs of historically underserved students including those who identify as Black, Latino, and those experiencing poverty.

AP Equity Self-Assessment

Assess the extent to which your school’s and/or district’s AP program is promoting equitable outcomes. School and central office administrators, AP coordinators, department heads, and AP teachers can engage in completing this self-assessment.

AP On-Track Framework

Practical educational experiences that help students stay on-track to persist and be successful in AP over the course of an academic year. Teachers, instructional coaches, curriculum directors, department heads, school administrators, and anyone supporting instruction will find this tool useful.

Classroom Strategies for AP Success

100+ classroom strategies to support Black and Latino students as well as those experiencing poverty to succeed in their AP coursework and on the AP exam. Anyone supporting instruction will find helpful ideas to implement in this extensive curation of AP classroom strategies.

Tools developed by educators for educators.

Mass Insight’s AP Success Tools were developed by experienced AP teachers, practitioners, leaders, and experts in the field.

I do better in my AP class when my teacher...


...Nurtures peer support.

  • Builds in collaborative work so we can see multiple perspectives on questions.
  • Encourages us to work together to figure out problems when we are struggling.
  • Creates a strong classroom community so we have people to turn to all year.

...Emphasizes learning over test scores.

  • Helps us build confidence in the exam and our overall academic trajectory.
  • Helps me shift the focus from getting an “A” to actually learning the material.
  • Provides solid feedback so we know what to work on without it heavily impacting our grades.

...Models that mistakes are part of learning.

  • Creates a space where it’s okay to be wrong and learn from mistakes.
  • Reassures students that it takes time to understand topics and build skills.
  • Highlights that mistakes are important and necessary for growth.

...Checks for understanding.

  • Gives tests that are cumulative of multiple units to help us study all the content.
  • Offers continuous reviews during class and provides tips and tricks to review on my own.
  • Listens to how students feel about the test, highlights stressors, and identifies areas where we need support.

...Has flexible and responsive pacing.

  • Provides choices and options for when to schedule tests, quizzes, and assignments.
  • Coordinates with other AP teachers about test days and large project due dates so they don’t all fall at the same time.
  • Takes guidance from students on what to review and revisit.

...Reads and addresses social-emotional needs.

  • Takes time to help students that are struggling and build confidence in them.
  • Shows flexibility and understanding in being willing to change to make things easier for us.
  • Encourages students to have a healthy balance of schoolwork and self-care and health.

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