NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To help students get ready for two of the most widely taken Advanced Placement exams, both administered in May, Kaplan Test Prep will hold its first-ever free, live, online Prepathons for AP U.S. History, on Saturday, April 22, between 1 PM and 5 PM ET, and AP Biology, on Sunday, April 23, between 1 PM and 5 PM ET. Accessible at www.kaptest.com/APprepathon, the events will allow high school students the opportunity to learn from some of Kaplan’s most highly rated teachers and ask questions about the tests, get answers in real-time and engage with fellow teens getting ready for ‘Test Day.’ The Prepathons’ open learning structures will allow students to come and go as needed, staying for whatever amount of time they feel is valuable. There will also be an important social aspect to the events: AP U.S. History event participants can share their experiences on Twitter using the hashtags #APUSH and #Prepathon; AP Biology event participants can use #APBio and #Prepathon.
AP tests continue to grow in popularity: 1.1 million high school students from the Class of 2016 took at least one AP exam, compared to 645,000 AP test takers 10 years ago. And this year, 66 percent of colleges and universities awarded credit for students who scored at least a three out of a possible five on an AP test.
New Kaplan research helps explain why more high school students are taking AP courses*: 80 percent say because “it will help my GPA and better position me for college applications;” 61 percent say “to earn college credit in the hopes of graduating early and/or saving money on tuition;” 60 percent say “to build the academic skills necessary to succeed in college;” 54 percent say “to avoid taking introductory courses freshman year of college;” 49 percent say “I want to distinguish myself from my peers:” and 26 percent say because “most of my peers are taking it.”
“If you are taking the AP exams in U.S. History and Biology in May, spending some time with Kaplan this weekend during our Prepathons will be both fun and academically rewarding. Not only will you learn the most important content tested on the exams and become better equipped with test taking strategies, but you’ll go into Test Day with more confidence, which can make a big difference in how you perform,” said Cailin Papszycki, director of college admissions and K-12 programs, Kaplan Test Prep.
While this is Kaplan’s first Prepathon for AP exams, its recent Prepathons for the SAT® and ACT® and free PSAT® Prep Live course attracted tens of thousands of enthusiastic, engaged students.
For journalists interested in interviewing one of Kaplan Test Prep’s college admissions experts, please contact Russell Schaffer at 212.453.7538 or email@example.com. To register for the event, go to www.kaptest.com/APprepathon.
*For the survey, 138 high school students who prepared for the SAT and ACT with Kaplan were polled by email between March and April 2017.
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