Advanced Placement Testing (AP)
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The College Board released details on 3/20/2020 regarding AP Exams for the 2019-2020 School Year. There will be many changes so please read this carefully.
Here are the highlights of the release:
- For the 2019-20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home.
- Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates.
- To be fair to all students, some of whom have lost more instructional time than others, the exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.
- Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they've worked this year to earn.
- Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.
- The exam questions are designed in ways that prevent cheating. The College Board will use a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software, to protect the integrity of the exams.
Daily Online Review AP Classes
Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students and schools will have access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The lessons will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. These mobile-friendly classes are:
- Designed to be used alongside work that may be given by schools.
- Recorded and will be available on-demand so teachers and students can access them any time.
- Not dependent on current AP teachers continuing instruction.
The College Board will continue to support students with free resources through exam day. And while they encourage students to wait until closer to the test date to decide, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.
Information about the reduced scope of content that will be covered on each 2020 AP Exam is currently posted on AP Central®. The specific test dates and the free-response question types will all be posted by April 3. The College Board will also unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.
For details about specific exam formats and more information refer to College Boards website at https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update or https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates