This year, HS worlds is 5-7 May which covers an AP testing week
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 (Fly in date for some people)
English Literature and Composition, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science A
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Statistics
Friday, May 6, 2022
European History, United States History, Art History, Microeconomics
(Math and Science parts are the following week).
How many roboteers would want to have RECF offer AP testing that week?
I’m an AP student, but not those areas
Yes I’d love to test there, otherwise I can’t go to Worlds
No, I have a backup test plan, but thanks for offering
There’s little chance they do 4 administrations of the test like they did last year. If they do more administrations of the test, that means there’s more test questions they have to write, meaning there’s less of a profit margin “test security, since we all know College Board is a non-profit.”
Just want to park this in as well (even though I don’t think the numbers from Singapore will make difference in their decision making) - 1st and 2nd week of May has always been the mid-year exam period for Singapore schools.
I would rather worlds stick to the usual late Apr period or late May (so that exam/test will be over for most of the students.
Honestly, unless you are an A++ student who knows that you are going to get a 4 or higher on an AP exam, AP testing doesn’t really mean crap once you move on to college. Most times, you would need a 4 or higher to get a class guaranteed to be waived. Other times, you merely have to say “I have taken X class”, regardless if AP or not, to your advisor and you can pretty much move to that level in college immediately. (I even dropped BC Calculus in high school, but I told my advisor that I at least did a semester of the class. So she moved me straight into Calculus 1, one class ahead of my peers in my academy)
Do not worry if there are moments where you may miss out on an AP exam. Because honestly, it has little value if you take it. What is more important is that you learn from the AP class, which is a much higher quality than regular classes.