Update from the College Board - AP Exam Administration
Throughout this school year, students have worked diligently in their Advanced Placement courses. As we navigate through the uncharted events regarding COVID-19, we are working to keep everyone updated with the latest information and status of culminating exams. On, March 20, College Board shared information regarding the administration of these exams.
Please carefully read the key points below:
- Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place.
- There will be two different testing dates for students to choose from. Those dates and additional testing information will be available by April 3rd.
- Tests will be 45 minutes in length and 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.
- Material assessed will only consist of the material taught up until March of 2020.
- Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked this year to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.
- Should a student want to cancel their exam, they can do so with no penalty.
- As Test security is also a concern, the exam questions are designed and administered in ways that prevent cheating; we use a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software, to protect the integrity of the exams.
- Scoring at-home work for an AP Exam is not new to the AP Program. For years the AP Program has received and scored at-home student work as part of the exams for the AP Computer Science Principles and AP Capstone courses.
As we continue to receive information regarding these exams, we will support our students and families by providing the necessary information to assist in your decision making. As educational leaders we will continuously provide the necessary information to guide making these academic decisions during this uncertain time.
To read the entire College Board memo, please visit: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates