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Lightning Practice Portal

AP Biology

Prepare better for your finals in less time!

We created the Practice Portal because of these challenges we kept hearing from our students:

  • I study for hours but I'm still not getting the scores I want

  • I'm wasting too much time looking for problems online, and most don't have the answers or explanations

  • I feel overwhelmed by all the dense content I need to remember and have no idea what will show up on the test

The challenge is that there is often a gap between learning the material and applying the material, and the Lightning Practice Portal can bridge that gap.

How It Works

Do practice problems

Review answers with explanations

Track performance

Study suggested topics

What's Included

  • 300+ autograded multiple-choice (MCQ) and free-response (FRQ) practice problems with explanations, organized by topic.  Covers ALL units that are included on the AP exam and new problem sets are added every semester!

  • Track progress in your dashboard and review completed quizzes as many times as you want. It'll show you exactly where you need to focus more

  • An exam strategy guide on how to tackle MCQ and FRQs in AP Biology and which topics are most commonly tested

Topics Covered

  • Biochemistry & macromolecules

  • Cells

  • Enzymes & metabolism

  • Genetics

  • Cell cycle & communication

  • Biosynthesis (DNA, proteins)

  • Evolution

  • Phylogeny & diversity of organisms

  • Viruses & bacteria

  • Plants

  • Physiology

    • Immune, circulatory, nervous, ​endocrine, digestive systems

  • Ecology

Why the Practice Portal works for 700+ students and counting

Studying may help you absorb concepts and vocabulary terms, but practice shows you the different ways a concept can come up on the exam.  Consistently doing and reviewing practice problems is the most efficient way to boost your score on the AP exam and achieve an A in the class.

With the Practice Portal, you can practice without worrying about running out of problems or whether you are improving.  It allows you to easily track your progress and save time from looking for practice problems online and test prep books.

A Look Inside the Portal

Practice MCQs:

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MCQ answers with explanations:


Practice FRQ:

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Student dashboard:


Ready to start practicing?

Start boosting your AP Biology scores today!  

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What Students Are Saying

We keep in touch with our Practice Portal students via email, and here's what they had to say!

I was spending way too much time looking for practice problems and what the answers were online.  This really saved me for every unit test I had!

Kavya M.

Honestly I wish I'd found this sooner. Would have helped keep my grades up right from the start.  But glad I found it and signed up!

Marian C.

There have been so many times where a question really similar to one I did in the practice portal showed up on my teacher's test.  I definitely wouldn't have expected them or known to study for those really small details if I hadn't used the practice portal!

Nathan W.

I was actually surprised there wasn't anything else like this when I tried to find practice problems online.  And my teacher's concept checks and assignments are not nearly as helpful as the practice portal for prepping for my tests and the actual AP.  Thank you for making this!!

Evelyn L.

Your next test better watch out, because you're going to crush it with the Practice Portal's help!

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