Is anyone else noticing that a lot of people are well into the mid-1800's by this time of the year and even a month earlier? These are the same people who are having trouble with essential things their teachers should be covering.
Did anyone have a class that moved this fast through the course and still had a class that had most people score well on the AP test?
I teach this course, and we have to be finished with the course by the first week in April. That leaves 1 week for state exams, and 3 weeks of targeted review before the AP exam.
We are finished with Jefferson's presidency (Am Pageant ch 11) by the end of the 1st quarter, The Western Ag Revolution (ch 26) by semester, then the 1960s (ch 39) by the end of the 3rd quarter.
How well you do on the test is not about the speed of the course. It's about how much study time and essay practice you put in. In college courses, you read 30+ pages between classes, with giant tests. It's up to you to immerse yourself.
I know this is a bit late but my teacher was well into the 1800s by October. The course is supposed to go fast. The other teacher at my school fell behind and those students ended up skipping a chapter and had no time for review. In this class you're really supposed to help teach yourself by reading the chapters, your teacher is really just there to clarify everything you've already read and answer any questions you have. Not to teach you every single fact like in regents classes.