Test Your Strength - BC Calculus

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You finish the AP® course syllabus and start to review. How do you know what concepts to stress? How do students know the areas in which they are weak and which they are strong?

Test Your Strength is a practice test intended to ascertain the areas of strength and weakness for each student.  This multiple choice exam is intended for students to take at home. Students email the answers to you (or bring in an answer sheet) and, using an included Excel spreadsheet, the exam is instantly graded and provides a detailed analysis of every AB and BC calculus skill and how well the student understands it. The analysis is further broken down into non-calculator and calculator problems.

Test Your Strength is a diagnostic tool. The exam has 50 multiple-choice questions, 35 of which do not allow the use of calculators. It covers all aspects of the current AB/BC curriculum in proportion to their importance in the course and on the AP® exam.  For instance, an important topic like function analysis is covered multiple times while a less important topic like logistic growth is covered only one or two times. By keeping track of how many questions a student answers correctly within each topic, a table is constructed containing all the important topics of AB and BC calculus and how the student performs in each.  The table is constructed instantly upon input of the 50 answers and a teacher can grade an entire class in just 15 minutes.

And while students see the areas in which they need to work, you can also get an idea of the areas in which the class needs work.

The BC version of Test Your Strength provides two exams. The first exam is similar to the BC AP exam which contains both AB and BC problems with an emphasis on AB.  The second exam contains just BC problems. Obviously, certain AB concepts are used in this exam but the focus is on BC skills.  It is up to you which one to give. The BC test will cover BC topics multiple times while the AB/BC exam is spread out over the entire two courses.

These are not intended to be practice AP® exams. They are diagnostic tools to aid students and teachers in those vital 3 weeks before the actual AP® exam.

The student version of Test Your Strength is free and the links are below.

The solution version of Test Your Strength (detailed solutions of each problem along with the Excel template for each exam) is available now. The price is \$23.95 (for both the BC and AB/BC exam) and there is a discounted rate for all three exams (AB, BC and AB/BC).

AB/BC Student Exam

 Part A - No Calculator - 35 questions 2.5 meg Part B - Calculator - 15 questions 1.0 meg Grading Template - Microsoft Word Grading Template - Microsoft Excel

BC Student Exam

 Part A - No Calculator - 35 questions 2.5 meg Part B - Calculator - 15 questions 1.0 meg Grading Template - Microsoft Word Grading Template - Microsoft Excel

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