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Khan Academy is the Official Practice Partner for AP

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AP teachers and AP students, you have a new, free resource: Khan Academy is now the official practice partner for AP.

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with the AP Program to offer free instructional videos, articles, and practice exercises designed to build the knowledge and skills needed for AP-level courses.

Lessons for the following AP courses are now available for daily classroom activities, homework, and independent learning:

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Statistics

AP US History

AP World History

AP Art History

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2

AP Chemistry

AP Biology

AP Macroeconomics

AP Microeconomics

The Khan Academy team creating AP materials includes current and former AP teachers. External reviews by members of the AP community ensure all AP materials on Khan Academy align with the AP Program’s rigorous academic standards.

Our team is also working to add practice exercises to every AP course and will be making them available as soon as they’re ready.  (Our AP Calculus courses already have exercises.)

AP teachers, your insights and observations from using Khan Academy are the most valuable feedback we receive. Our goal is to make our lessons helpful for both teachers and students, and we can’t do it without you. Please send us your thoughts, no matter how big or small.

Here’s a video of an AP teacher who uses Khan Academy in the classroom. Bill Scott is the chair of the math department at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.

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Studying for the SAT for 20 hours on Khan Academy associated with 115-point average score increase

We’re excited to announce today that studying for the SAT for 20 hours on Khan Academy’s free Official SAT Practice is associated with an average score gain of 115 points. That’s nearly double the average score gain compared to students who don’t use our free test prep.

Official SAT Practice is free for everyone and personalized for each student. Start getting ready for the SAT today! We think a 115-point score gain can make a real difference when applying to college.

If you don’t have 20 hours to practice, don’t worry. Shorter periods of time also correlate with meaningful score gains. Six hours of study on Official SAT Practice is associated with an average 90-point increase—no small bump.

We’re also excited that more than 16,000 students from the class of 2017 who used Official SAT Practice improved their scores by more than 200 points. Way to go!

Together with the College Board—the maker of the SAT—we studied data from nearly a quarter million high school students from the graduating class of 2017 who took the PSAT/NMSQT and the new SAT in the past year. Score gains were consistent across genders, family income levels, races, ethnicities, high school GPAs, and parental education levels.

Since its launch in 2015, Khan Academy’s free Official SAT Practice has been used by more than 3.7 million students. We’re glad so many people are finding it helpful!

* Nearly 40% of all test takers report using our free Official SAT Practice, making it the number one tool for SAT prep.

* Twice as many students report using Khan Academy as paying for commercial test prep.

Khan Academy and the College Board developed Official SAT Practice to create personalized tools to help all students, regardless of income level or background, prepare for the SAT and college-level courses.

Official SAT Practice reinforces what students are learning in school by helping them focus on the knowledge and skills most essential for college. And it’s free, for everyone, forever.

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Announcing Free LSAT Prep for All

We’re proud to announce we’ll soon offer free, personalized LSAT prep for all.

Every year, more than 100,000 people take the LSAT, the Law School Admission Test. Many test takers have traditionally paid for test prep, which can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

We’re excited to offer a free LSAT practice program designed to help students with the skills they find challenging so that they can show up on test day ready to rock the LSAT.

What’s more, we’re doing this by partnering with the maker of the LSAT, the Law School Admission Council. By working with the maker of the exam, we can help many more people learn the skills they need to do well on the LSAT, in law school, and their careers.

We’re honored the Law School Admission Council has chosen to partner with us, and we’re excited to work together to help level the playing field.

Today’s announcement continues our tradition of providing free, official practice for standardized exams. In 2015, Khan Academy launched free Official SAT Practice with the maker of the SAT, the College Board. More than three million students have used Official SAT Practice at roughly equal rates across income levels, race, ethnicity and gender.

As always, our mission is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We think free LSAT prep aligns perfectly with our goals. Look for it on Khan Academy in late 2018.

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Khan Academy Announces Roster Integration for Google Classroom

Teachers using Google Classroom can now quickly and easily import their class roster to Khan Academy. Lean more here:

Import a roster from Google Classroom now.

Let us know what you think in the comments below. And thanks, as always, for using Khan Academy.

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2016 Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Congratulations to Deanna See, 17, and Antonella Masini, 18, winners of the 2016 Breakthrough Junior Challenge. Deanna and Antonella submitted short videos about big ideas to win the international science and math competition. We love their videos and hope you do too!

Superbugs! And our race against resistance

Deanna See, 17, Singapore

Quantum Entanglement

Antonella Masini, 18, Peru

The Breakthrough Prize honored Deanna and Antonella Sunday at a gala ceremony in Silicon Valley. Each student receives a $250,000 post-secondary scholarship. The science teachers who inspired the winning students receive $50,000. The winners’ schools receive a state-of-the-art science lab valued at $100,000.

The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual global competition for students to inspire creative thinking about science and mathematics. Students ages 13 to 18 from countries across the globe are invited to create and submit original videos (five minutes in length maximum) that bring to life a concept or theory in the life sciences, physics or mathematics. This year 6,000 students from 146 countries entered the competition. The submissions are judged on the student’s ability to communicate complex ideas in engaging, illuminating, and imaginative ways. The Challenge is organized by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. Khan Academy is a proud partner and helped judge the submissions.

The Breakthrough Prize – Silicon Valley’s premiere science and math prize – honors paradigm-shifting research and discovery in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics. This year, across all categories, the Breakthrough Prize Foundation awards $25 million to honor both outstanding career achievement and emerging talent.

A one-hour, edited version of the gala ceremony honoring winners airs on FOX Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7:00-8:00 PM ET/PT and globally on National Geographic in 171 countries and 45 languages.

The Breakthrough Prizes were founded by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and Yuri and Julia Milner. Selection committees composed of previous Breakthrough Prize laureates choose winners. Additional information on the Breakthrough Prizes is available at breakthroughprize.org.

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