AP Teacher Week 2020: Topic Questions

AP Teacher Week 2020: Learn about the Topic Questions in AP Classroom and how they provide students with practice applying the content and skills for each topic within a unit, enabling teachers to check for understanding early and often to inform individual and class-level supports. These multiple-choice and free-response questions are specifically selected to give teachers insight into student understanding of the topics and skills presented in every unit.

Just-In-Time Feedback

  • For Teachers: Use Topic Questions class results to identify common student misunderstandings and students who need additional help.
  • For Students: Use Topic Questions rationales to understand correct and incorrect answers.

Built for Any Learning Environment

  • In Person: Assign Topic Questions before, during, or after each lesson as homework, a warm-up, or an exit ticket.
  • Hybrid/Blended: Assign Topic Questions as homework, a warm-up, or an exit ticket.
  • Online: Assign Topic Questions before, during, or after each lesson as homework, a warm-up, or an exit ticket.

When to Use Topic Questions: Topic questions are best used for spot checking student understanding while teaching the topics identified in the unit guides. You can use them as a set or individually. Here are some ways teachers use the topic questions:

  • As a bell ringer at start of class
  • As an exit ticket at end of class
  • As homework before or after class

Keep in mind

Topic questions are formative and are designed to meet students where they are in the material. Topic questions are not like the questions that students will see on the AP Exam.