AP & State Testing

AP Exams are your opportunity to show what you know and what you can do.

Taken each May by students all over the world, the AP Exam is the final step you take after a year of hard work in an AP class. These standardized exams are designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of the course — a successful score could even earn you credit and advanced placement in college.

California students in grades three through eight and eleven will take a new test this spring that is part of a comprehensive plan for high-quality teaching and learning in every school to prepare our students for the challenges of the future.

The plan includes higher academic standards, more decision-making in the hands of schools and communities, and more resources dedicated to schools and to students with the greatest needs.