Printable unit tests?

Is there a way to print the Unit MC tests? Sometimes internet isn’t working and it would be great to just hand out a nicely formatted paper copy.


As far as I can tell no there is not a way to easily print the test. If you load it up on your teacher screen and ctrl +p to print the page, it will print the answers along with it. You could maybe use the snipping tool or similar screen capture option to print?

Thank you. Yes, I’ve used the snipping tool in the past. Just hoping for a shorter way.

Something that’s more labor intensive but can solve the problem of printing is using multiple choice questions from AP Classroom (You can either have them take it online or print out the test (just make sure you’re not using secure questions).

I do this to mitigate cheating by students who find answers online to the assessments. I usually use that test as a practice test (classwork grade as accuracy) and then create my own test aligned with the topics in AP Classroom and administer that.

***This is something that has always frustrated me about and principles > not making multiple assessments (like an alternate test) and the ability to print the test in a pdf version or word document to alter if one wanted to. I’m surprised that they haven’t done this after almost 8 years of creating the course and lots of teacher feedback about their assessments.

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I agree! Because I’ve also had to create tests.

Thanks Ryan!


Hi rverost, sorry to “bump” this topic but to use non-secure questions, would those be the “publically available” option in the question bank, as opposed to “teacher use only”? I am still learning my way through AP Classroom.

Not a problem - So there’s several things to keep in mind: (I’ve copied and compiled several important tips from the FAQ of using AP Classroom & a couple other resources). Hope these help :slight_smile:

My General Rule of Thumb = Collect everything or limit access (viewing deadlines, etc.) to prevent public sharing of secure questions. What I generally will do is collect anything and everything (See #1) if I’ve printed it e.g. printed practice tests that I give to the students as a way to ensure the security of the AP Classroom questions (In other words, they can’t keep the tests or bring them home).

  1. Taken directly from AP Central AP Practice Exams are for in-classroom use only. To ensure their integrity, please keep them in a secure location and collect them from your students after administering them in class. Do not use AP Practice Exams as take-home assignments or post them on school or other websites.. You may incorporate questions from the AP Practice Exam into shorter assessments you create, as long as your assessments are paper-based, administered in your classroom, and you collect the test questions from the students as soon as the test is over.

  2. Which questions are still considered “secure” and what does this mean?
    A secure question can only be assigned in-class, where teachers can monitor student access and protect questions from being shared with other students. Typically, secure questions are assigned on paper as the best preparation for AP’s paper-based exam.

  3. Can AP questions be posted on school or district-managed software or websites?
    AP questions should only be administered to students using AP Classroom, as only AP Classroom provides autoscoring of the MCQs and scoring criteria for the FRQs to evaluate student responses. In addition, AP Classroom’s reports are designed to provide students and teachers with responsible feedback on areas of strength and improvement. Non-secure AP questions can be shared with students in local systems for instructional and review purposes, particularly as we recognize the current importance of remote learning and support. Any secure AP questions, currently limited to Practice Exam MCQs, cannot be posted on any website.

  4. Do not put “secure” questions from practice exams in an assignment if you do not want or cannot use the College Board’s “lockdown browser. This is a requirement if you use these questions. Even one question in your exam from a practice exam requires the “lockdown browser”. Those questions have a special shield symbol so you can avoid them when making an exam.

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