Our goal is not only to ensure that our sample questions are relevant and engaging to students at the AP® level, but also to make them relevant and engaging to High School teachers as well. One of the key problems with AP® exam questions is that they can reflect the somewhat mechanical nature of many AP®-level exams. The AP® exam in the subject of Economics is a good example. The standards are worded in the collective knowledge of AP®-level Economics teachers, and students are then tested on their knowledge of relations among resources, production, income, prices, and the standard of living.
However, the AP®-level exam also tends to test what some might regard a poor range of applications in addition to testing knowledge of Economics principles. Without being able to cover the full menu of student questions, we drew on our understanding of the subject and worked to develop sample questions that would not only be relevant and engaging to AP® students, but also relevant and engaging to high school teachers. When the course begins, here are some of the differences in perspective between the sample questions for AP® students and the questions intended for high school teachers. 7211a4ac4a