Giving Students Access to Subjects

Students gain access to subjects by joining classes that have work assigned via assignments or independent practice. The class must belong to a teacher with an active school license.


  • A licensed teacher creates a class. The teacher then assigns questions from Algebra 1 or opens Algebra 1 for independent practice. All students who join that class will have access to the assigned questions.

  • If the same teacher wants their students to also have access to SAT® or ACT® Math, those subjects will need to be added via an assignment or independent practice. Once added, the students enrolled in that class will gain access to the additional subjects.

  • The teacher could also create a second class with just the SAT® or ACT® Math subjects associated. That way, they can keep usage and performance data for SAT®/ACT® practice separate from their original Algebra 1 class.

Even though an Albert school license gives schools access to all subjects on Albert, students themselves only get access once they join a class. This is to prevent cheating.

Impact on License Usage

A school's seat count is calculated based on the unique number of licensed students at the school, regardless of how many subjects each of those students is using.

If a school has an active license for all AP® subjects and 500 seats...

  • An approved teacher who creates an AP® Biology class and invites 30 students would use 30 of the 500 seats and all students who enroll would automatically have AP® Biology access by enrolling in the class.

  • If another approved teacher at that school creates an AP® US History class and invites the exact same 30 students, all of those students will now also have full AP® US History access by enrolling in the class. However, since the same 30 students were enrolled, they are still only using the same 30 seats (leaving a total of 470 seats remaining on the school license).

Learn more about creating classes and inviting students.

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