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Mock Exam Reading

Boost confidence, tailor instruction,
improve performance...

The AP-TIP Mock Exam is a full-length practice test
that prepares both teachers and students for AP Exams.

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About the Mock Exam Reading 

The AP-TIP Mock Exam provides practice exams (using previously released AP Exams from the College Board®) to implement training on scoring; here, teachers score their program's practice AP Exams in a format similar to a College Board AP Reading.  

Teachers and students retain the scored AP Exams to use as formative assessment tools: teachers use the data to develop lessons leading into the AP Exam weeks, and students use the scored exams to determine their own strengths and weaknesses. The AP Reading experience is considered the most powerful professional development the College Board offers, and the AP-TIP Mock Exam Reading mirrors this experience.

Benefits of the Mock Exam Reading 

The AP-TIP Mock Exam Reading benefits both teachers and students. The Mock Exam:

  • Reflects the full workload of the AP Exam
  • Gives the student an idea of the pacing and endurance required for the AP Exam
  • Offers each student practice with testing mechanics (calculators, formula sheets, multiple choice grids, free response answer booklet formats, etc.)
  • Provides information on student strengths and where improvements are needed
  • Helps the student formulate a review plan for the AP Exam
  • Improves student performance on the AP Exam
  • Helps build confidence as students navigate challenging and enriching AP courses
Mock Exam Administration and Scoring

The AP Mock Exams have two important components: course rosters and the AP Mock Exam itself.

As a program teacher, you will receive your course's spreadsheet populated with your course roster. Ensure that the students on this list are correct—your end-of-year access and qualifying score goal awards are tied to this list. Only students on the official AP Mock Exam student list will receive the $100 award for a qualifying score on the offical AP Exams in May. You will receive an email with instructions mid-January, so please mark your calendar.

As a program teacher, you will receive an AP Mock Exam (multiple-choice and free response questions) for each student on your roster plus one exam for your reference. Each student will also be assigned a de-identified label for the exam. You will have a three-week window to administer the AP Mock Exam. Ideally, the exam will be administered in a three-hour setting (although this may not always be the case). Please note that AP Mock Exams may not leave the building with the students.
Teachers bring their students’ completed AP Mock Exams to the AP Mock Exam Reading. Exams are randomly sorted and distributed for scoring, and teachers are trained on College Board's AP Exam scoring standards. Teachers who have been assigned to teach more than one AP course (for example, both AP Language and AP Literature) must choose one course for training and deposit the other course's exams in the appropriate room to be scored.
Both the scoring training and actual scoring are conducted under the supervision of a College Board Reader, Table Leader, or Chief Reader. At the conclusion of the scoring, teachers address content and conceptual issues that emerged and discuss strategies to support student learning.
Schedule and Registration
 Subjects  Important Dates and Locations Registration
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Computer Science Principles

Exam Administration: recommended between February 12th and March 5th

Exam Scoring: Thursday, March 6th

Drury Plaza Hotel Indianapolis- Carmel
9625 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46290

For March 6th, please register by February 20th at 3:00 p.m. ET

  • AP English Literature
  • AP English Language

Exam Administration: recommended between February 13th and March 6th

Exam Scoring: Friday, March 7th

Drury Plaza Hotel Indianapolis - Carmel
9625 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46290
For March 7th, please regster
by February 21st at 3:00 p.m. ET
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Precalculus
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Computer Science A

Exam Administration: recommended between March 12th and April 2nd

Exam Scoring: Friday, April 3rd

Drury Plaza Hotel Indianapolis - Carmel
9625 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46290
For April 3rd, please register by
March 20th at 3:00 p.m. ET
Party Cost
AP-TIP Current Cohort, Partner, and APECS Cohort B Teachers
Computer Science Principles and Computer Science A Teachers
AP-TIP Affiliate and APECS Cohort A Teachers $199 per Teacher
Non-Program Teachers $299 per Teacher

Important Notes:  

Registration is required for attendance.

This is a one-day conference — 6.5 hours of professional development may be awarded. 

PGP certificates will be provided following the conference.

If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Nicole Chase
at or (574) 631-4878.