The American Government examination covers the scope and emphasis of material that is usually taught in a one-semester introductory course in American government and politics at the college level in the United States. These courses go beyond a general understanding of civics to incorporate political processes and behavior.
- Institutions and Policy Processes: Presidency, Bureaucracy, and Congress
- Federal Courts, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights
- Political Parties and Interest Groups
- Political Beliefs and Behavior
- Constitutional Underpinnings of American Democracy
This test is given by The College Board which is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.
Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.
Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.
This exam is available to all but is especially relevant to juniors and senior high school students.
Schedule a meeting with your school counselor or a teacher to learn about the process for taking this exam including deadlines for signing up for courses at your school.
There are many reasons to take this exam but many students choose it to set themselves apart in college admission and to earn the college credit and placement that come with a successful exam score.
The examination contains approximately 100 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Some of these are pretest questions that will not be scored. Any time candidates spend on tutorials and providing personal information is in addition to the actual testing time.