AP Diagnostic Testing

March 1st, 2016

AP Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic testing is an essential first step to any training program. However, there is a difference between doing old practice problems at home in your free time and taking an up-to-date, full-length test in an environment similar to the real AP exam. Diagnostic testing and subsequent personalized tutoring at Study Hut will make sure that you go into your AP test with the confidence, knowledge, and experience to achieve the high score you deserve.


Here at Study Hut Tutoring, we host diagnostic tests in our office every other Saturday starting at 8 am. We host an accurate AP testing environment that is free of noisy or entertaining distractions, filled with other like-minded students, and timed by an experienced proctor to simulate the real exam as closely as possible. When taking a diagnostic test at Study Hut, you no longer have to worry about keeping track of sections or breaks, or about being interrupted or getting too comfortable at home. Furthermore, some tests change year to year, so we are constantly updating our materials to ensure that you are taking the most recent version of the AP exam. 

After you take your initial diagnostic test to get your baseline score, you will receive prompt, detailed feedback on your strengths and weaknesses. No more guessing; you will see a score report explaining your score and all of your problem areas. Even better, this follow-up consultation to receive your results is free! You will leave your free consultation having discussed your performance on the practice exam and your fears and expectations leading up to the real test. Our primary goal is to make sure that you go into your AP test with the confidence, knowledge, and experience to achieve the highest score you can, and secure your place at the university of your dreams!

Free AP Diagnostic Test

March 14th, 2013


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get a 5 on an AP test? Well now is your chance!! We are offering free AP Diagnostic Tests and the first one is only 10 DAYS AWAY!

March 24th (Sunday) and April 20th (Saturday) are the two times that we will be offering the exams for all subjects.

If you would like to sign up please contact samantha@studyhut.com or call 1-310-546-2408.

For those of you that don’t know, AP stands for Advanced Placement – a program in the United States created by the College Board offering college-level curriculum and examinations to high school students. American colleges often grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores above a certain number on the examinations. The AP curriculum for the various subjects is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in each subject. For a high school course to have the AP designation, the course must be audited by the College Board to ascertain it satisfies the AP curriculum.

Some colleges use AP test scores to exempt students from introductory coursework. Each college’s policy is different, but most require a minimum score of 3 or 4 to receive college credit. Typically this appears as a “CR” grade on the college transcript, although some colleges and universities will award an A grade for a 5 score.

Grading the AP exam is a long and complicated process. The multiple choice component of the exam is scored by computer, while the free response and essay portions are scored by trained Readers at the AP Reading each June. The scores on various components are weighted and combined into a raw Composite Score. The Chief Reader for each exam then decides on the grade cutoffs for that year’s exam, which determine how the Composite Scores are converted into the final grades. During the process a number of reviews and statistical analyses are performed to ensure that the grading is reliable. The overall goal is for the grades to reflect an absolute scale of performance which can be compared from year to year.