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How to prepare for unit tests?
 

On-Level and Honors Physics

 

How to Prepare

  1. Find the Learning Guide in your workbook.

  2. Review the Readings as needed. The content of the readings is also found in your workbook.

  3. Be able to understand and apply the Vocabulary.

  4. Evaluate each Target as red, yellow or green.

  5. Review the Test Breakdown.

  6. Multiple-Choice - Answer the sample multiple-choice questions. Answers are provided after the last multiple-choice question.

  7. Free Response - Solve the free response problems. The answer to each free response is provided. The free response problems will be identical in form to what is written on the learning guide but the numerical values will be changed.

  8. Open-Ended - Review your notes and labs to prepare for the open-ended problems. Answers to the open-ended problems are not provided.

  9. Performance Task - Review your notes and labs to prepare for the performance task problems. Answers to the performance tasl problems are not provided.

 

Test Day

  1. You will be given a scientific calculator and equation sheet. You may NOT use your own calculator.

  2. The test is broken up into two parts: multiple choice and problems. Each part counts 50% of the total test grade.

  3. Your teacher will pass out the multiple-choice questions and problems at the start of the period.

  4. It is suggested that you complete the problems first before starting the multiple-choice questions.
     

Make-Ups

  1. If you're absent test day, refer to the make up schedule for make-up opportunities and calendar for due dates.

  2. Test make-ups MUST be completed by the start of 1st period on the day we are scheduled to review the test in class.

  3. Failure to make up your test may result in a zero and you being unable to participate in the crisscross activity. You will have to complete the make up test alone at a future day and time.

 

 

How is the Grade Recorded?

Unit Tests are recorded as a major grade. To give each major grade the appropriate significance, grades are weighted in the gradebook. Multiple-choice and free response tests are each weighed 5 times. Any additional major grades are weighted between 1-3 times.

AP Physics

How to Prepare

  1. Find the Learning Guide in your workbook.

  2. Review the Readings as needed. The content of the readings is also found in your workbook.

  3. Be able to understand and apply the Vocabulary.

  4. Equations - Memorize the list of equations.

  5. Evaluate each Target as red, yellow or green.

  6. Review the Test Breakdown.

  7. Multiple-Choice - Answer the sample multiple-choice questions. Answers are provided after the last multiple-choice question.

  8. 10-Words or 3-Sentences (AP Physics C ONLY) - Provide a concise and precise explanation/justification for each question.

  9. Conceptual Questions (AP Physics 1-2 ONLY) - Using a separate sheet of paper, write a short paragraph providing a brief but detailed solution to the following.

  10. Problems - Solve the problems. The answer to each problem may be provided. The problem will be identical to what’s written below but the numerical values may be changed or given in place of variables.

  11. Open-Ended - Review your notes and labs to prepare for the open-ended problems. Answers to the open-ended problems are not provided.

 

Test Day

  1. You will be given a scientific calculator and equation sheet. You may NOT use your own calculator.

  2. Unit test are broken up into two parts: Multiple-Choice and Free Response. The Multiple-Choice test is given first and the Free Response test is given 1-2 days after the multiple-choice test. The two tests are weighted equally.

  3. The objective of each test is to earn points. Answer/Solve what's easiest first.

 

Make-Ups

  1. If you're absent test day, refer to the make up schedule for make-up opportunities and calendar for due dates.

  2. Multiple-Choice make-up test MUST be completed by the start of 1st period on the day we are scheduled to go over the test. 

  3. Failure to make up your multiple-choice test may result in a zero and you being unable to participate in the crisscross activity. You will have to complete the make up test alone at a future day and time.

  4. Free Response make-up test MUST be completed by the start of 1st period on the day we are scheduled to go over the test.

  5. Failure to make up your free response test may result in a zero.

How is the Grade Recorded?

Unit Tests are recorded as a major grade. To give each major grade the appropriate significance, grades are weighted in the gradebook. Multiple-choice and free response tests are each weighed 5 times. Any additional major grades are weighted between 1-3 times.