|Dear AP Students and Families,
We hope you are staying safe and that you are logging in daily to your AP Canvas Courses on myLearning. As you continue to prepare for you AP exams, we are happy to have some updates from College Board to share with you.
|Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question will be timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.|
|To learn more about the rationale behind the exam content, watch College Board, Trevor Packer’s, presentation.
Tips for testing on specific devices will be available in late April and we will share those with students as soon as we have them from College Board.
|Exam Scores and College Credit|
|As usual, students’ work will be scored by College Board’s network of college faculty and AP teachers, and will be reported on a 1–5 scale. College Board anticipates releasing scores as close to the usual July timeframe as possible.
The College Board is confident that the vast majority of higher ed institutions will award college credit as they have in the past.
|Like many college-level exams, this year’s AP Exams will be open book/open note. The exam format and questions are being designed specifically for an at-home administration, so points will not be earned from content that can be found in textbooks or online. However, students taking the exams may not consult with any other individuals during the testing period. College Board is taking the necessary steps to protect the integrity of each exam administration.
We’re confident that our AP students will follow the rules for taking the exams. However, College Board has advised that for the small number of students who may try to gain an unfair advantage, they have a comprehensive and strict set of protocols in place to prevent and detect cheating. While some of these practices are confidential to maximize their effectiveness, students can learn more about them here: security measures.
Please also note their warning against academic dishonesty:
|Remote Instruction and Practice|
|In addition to the Canvas Courses our students should be engaging in daily with their teachers, College Board began offering free live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. On-demand lessons are also available for Art and Design and Computer Science Principles. You can also find Additional tips for helping your students practice. Please make sure your child is logging in to their AP Canvas Course on myLearning and taking advantage of the additional opportunities College Board is offering.|
|Students with Accommodations|
|Extended time will be built into the exams for students have this approved accommodation with College Board. For all other accommodations, College Board will be providing details soon for how additional accommodations will be met.
Your support is critical to ensuring students have the opportunity to earn college credit and placement. Thank you for all you’re doing during this unprecedented time. For more information, please check the College Board website for frequently asked questions here: the site.
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