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BAYSIDE HIGH SCHOOL AP TESTING LETTER TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS

AP Testing Information for Spring 2020

The College Board has made changes to Advanced Placement (AP) testing for the spring of 2020 as a result of challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

New online versions all AP exams include free-response questions only involve content covered from beginning of year to early March.

There is also a new AP Exam Schedule with two test dates for each exam.  This schedule can be accessed here.  Instructions for tests without exam dates are indicated on the AP Exam Schedule.

Course-Specific Exam Information is also posted on the webpage beneath the schedule chart.

Taking the tests.  These new AP Exams can be taken on any web-enabled device such as computer, tablet, or smartphone. Students will be given the option of either typing and uploading their responses using their devices or photograph/scan and upload their handwritten responses.

Keep in mind that the new AP exams are open book/open note. Tips for Success on Open Book/Open Note Exams can be accessed here

Updates.  The College Board will continue to provide updates in the coming weeks to help students prepare for these AP exams.

Please contact your AP teacher or the AP coordinator (Ms. L. Holloway) if you do not have access to tools or connectivity needed to review for and take the AP exam before April 24, 2020.

By the last week of April, the College Board will provide information and video tutorials that demonstrate how students will log on and take the new AP exams.  Additional information about special testing accommodations for IEP and 504 students should be included.

Scoring and Credit.  Information regarding the College Board’s process for exam scoring and releasing scores, please visit Exam Scoring and Earning Credit.

Opting Out.  It is important to note that students have the option of opting-out of their exams.  

For students who wish to take an AP Exam:

  • Continue working with AP teachers on assignments in order to prepare for exams via AP Classroom and Schoology.
    • Students can also attend review sessions and online AP classes provided by the College Board on YouTube.
  • Students should ensure they know their College Board username and password (the same one used for AP Classroom). This is essential for accessing the online exam when it becomes available. 
    • Do not create a new College Board account.
  •  Students will receive College Board updates and exam information via email. 
    • Students should check their profile in AP Classroom to ensure their contact information is up-to-date.
  • Create a schedule of AP exam dates and times as they differ from the typical start times. If there is a conflict with one of the exam dates/times, please contact the AP coordinator at your school.
    • Students will be responsible for ensuring they begin their exam(s) on the correct date and times.
  • If a student has connectivity issues, contact an AP teacher or AP coordinator to communicate any concerns related to resources needed to take AP exams before April 24, 2020.

 

For students who DO NOT wish to take an AP Exam:

  • Log into your Total Registration account and click on “Exam Cancellation Request” to cancel the exam.
  • When cancelling, selectCoronavirus” as the reason for cancellation. There is no cancellation fee and a full refund will be issued to the card on file.