With annual AP exams underway, some students feel ‘wildly unprepared’ because of the pandemic
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CHICAGO — Kyujin Derradji is well-versed in Advanced Placement exams, having taken one as a sophomore and three as a junior. Now a senior at Northside College Prep High School, Derradji, 17, of Humboldt Park, is slated to take four more exams in May. But this pandemic year is different. “My classes have divided up the learning materials too much to accommodate for remote learning,” Derradji said in an email. “I feel wildly unprepared to take timed AP exams where I have to fill these gaps in preparation on the spot.” Starting this week, thousands of students in Chicago and the surrounding subur...