The annual administration of AP exams at Jericho High School involves many steps that students and faculty take to ensure success.
These boxes located in Mr. Mankowich’s office contain prep materials for the AP tests. They do not contain tests. “Once all of the exams come in, they are accounted for, organized by tests, and locked in a safe,” Mr. Mankowich stated when explaining the process of preparation during AP weeks.
Sophomore Lindsay Silverman studies for her AP Euro exam in the hallway. “My AP is tomorrow and in between every period as I walk in the hallway, I study from my Barrons book.”
Junior Chloe Citron studies for her AP US History and Government exam. “I make index cards for every term in my AP review book. In order to review them I go through the cards and I put them into 2 piles—a pile I do know and a pile I don’t know. Then I study the pile I don’t know,” she said.
Students study in the library for their AP exams.
Junior Vanessa Eng said that there wasn’t enough time to study at home. “I took three APs and it was really hard to balance out my time, so I had to bring my books to study in school.”
A very important aspect of AP week is the effort that goes into the placement of all of the rooms. “The testing locations are set up as per College Board’s expectations, five feet apart in every direction between every desk, and we actually go a little over what they ask for,” Mr. Mankowich stated.
In addition to studying at home, students go to AP review classes. “I took a review class for AP US. It was two hours once a week until the AP. It was very helpful because the test contains a chunk of history and I thought the course provided me with ample information,” said junior Bela Kirpalani.
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