Advanced Placement Parents and Students:
Please review the following frequently asked questions for updates released from College Board and CCSD regarding the online testing schedule and other pertinent information.
What are the new online testing dates and times for AP Exams?
The regular AP Exam testing window will be online from May 11-22. Use the link below to see the exact date and time for each AP exam, as each subject’s exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.
Makeup test dates will be available online for each subject from June 1–5. Use the link below to see the exact date and time for each AP exam, as each subject’s exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.
All exams will be administered online this year at home or at school if they reopen.
Link to AP exam regular and late testing dates and times: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams/ap-exam-schedule
What do AP students need to do in order to take the online exam?
All students who are registered to take an AP exam will automatically be able to do so on the date and time the exam is scheduled during the regular testing window, May 11-22, 2020. All AP Students are encouraged to take their exams during the regular testing window, however if there is a valid conflict preventing the student from testing at that time, they will be able to test during the make-up testing window June 1-5, 2020.
Students will receive an email with their exam access code on the day of their scheduled AP exam. Prior to the exam date students should make sure that their student College Board account email address is updated and that they can access that email account at home. If a student is currently receiving all email correspondence from the College Board, that email address is working.
What if an AP student logs into an exam during the regular testing window, but does not take or complete the exam?
Per College Board, if a student logs into an exam during the regular testing date for any amount of time, they will be disqualified from taking a late exam and a refund for the exam will not be issued.
What if an AP student no longer wants to take an AP Exam?
While we encourage all students to wait closer to the test date to make the decision to no longer take an AP Exam, College Board has agreed to not charge the $40.00 cancellation fee for any cancelled/unused exams, a full refund for the cost of the exam will be issued by the school. If you choose to no longer take an AP exam(s) no action is required at this time. At the time of the regular or make-up exam, if you log-in to take the exam for any length of time, it will be recorded that you participated in the exam and a refund will not be issued.
After all AP tests have been completed, schools will receive a list of all students who did not participate in their scheduled exam. At that time, reimbursement checks will be issued for exams not taken to the primary contact listed on Infinite Campus and mailed to the home address.
What if a student previously started their digital submission (portfolio) but now decides not to finish the portfolio because of the conditions the new testing environment?
For courses that require a digital portfolio submission, if a student previously started their portfolio but does not submit the final portfolio, they will not be charged an exam fee for 2020. Only students who complete their portfolio and submit their final product will be considered exam participates. After all AP portfolios have been received by College Board, schools will receive a list of all students who did not submit a portfolio. At that time, reimbursement checks for exams not taken will be issued to the primary parent/guardian on Infinite Campus and mailed to the home address.
What if an AP student was on a payment plan for exam fees and had yet to pay off the balance prior to the school closures?
AP students who registered for an exam(s) through Ms. Hasley and set-up a payment plan with the school banker at GVHS will be able to take the exam as scheduled. Once schools reopen or an online payment method is made available students and parents will be able to make payments towards the remaining balance of their AP Exam Fees. Students can view their exam registration by logging into their My AP account at https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/?navId=aps-aps.
What if an AP student did not previously order an AP Exam and now would like to take the exam?
Per College Board, the deadline to register and order AP Exams was March 13th, 2020. All students enrolled in an AP course at Green Valley will receive high school credit and GPA weight based on their grade earned for the course whether they participated in the AP exam administered by College Board or not.
What is the format for the online exam?
Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They’ll be able to type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phones.
For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, plus an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up. 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.
Students will have to keep track of time while testing. They will have access to an online timer, but students will need to ensure that they have enough time to take and submit their work (photograph if needed) and get submitted within the testing window.
The online AP exams will be open book/open note. The exam will not test simple factual recall; instead they’ll be focused on skills and thematic understandings. Students will not be tested on content typically taught in the last 25% of an AP course, as laid out in the unit structure shown in the AP Course and Exam.
Courses Exceptions—Art and Design: 2D; Art and Design: 3D; Computer Science Principles; Drawing; —will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. All deadlines for these submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET. Teachers and students may receive separate course-specific communications.
Students taking World Language and Culture exams will complete two spoken tasks consistent with free-response questions 3 and 4 on the current AP Exam. Written responses will not be required. We’ll provide additional details in the coming weeks to help students prepare.
Visit https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students for further details regarding the exam schedule, what’s covered on each subject exam, timing and what to expect on exam day. Additionally, per College Board tips for testing on specific devices will be available in late April on their website.
What if an AP student does not have access to the technology needed to take their AP Exam.
Students who do not have access to a device and/or internet to take your AP Exam(s) online should contact their school counselor via email asap to request a device. Use the following link to access your counselor’s email address: https://greenvalleyhs.org/staff/#counselors.
Students can also request assistance with accessing a device and/or internet directly from College Board at cb.org/tech. by April 24, 2020.
How are Exams Scored and College Credit awarded this year?
Per College Board, students’ work will be scored by their 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.
College Board states that they’re confident that the vast majority of higher ed institutions will award college credit as they have in the past. They’ve spoken with hundreds of institutions across the country that support the solution for this year’s AP Exams.
How is College Board ensuring Exam Security using the online testing format?
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 will take the necessary steps to protect the integrity of each exam administration, as they do every year.
College Board is confident that the vast majority of AP students will follow the rules for taking the exams. 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 and education professionals can learn more about our security measures at https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams/security.
At a minimum, test takers should understand that those attempting to gain an unfair advantage will either be blocked from testing or their AP scores will be canceled, and their high school will be notified as will colleges or other organizations to which the student has already sent any College Board scores (including SAT® scores). And they may be prohibited from taking a future Advanced Placement® Exam as well as the SAT, SAT Subject Tests™, or CLEP® assessments.
How can AP students continue to prepare for the exam at home?
Students can visit AP Central at https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/?navId=aps-apc to view course-specific exam information, including exam dates and times, descriptions of what they’ll be asked to do on their exam, and information on exam features, scoring, and security. As of April 13, students will see a new Optional Student Practice section that includes the most relevant FRQs to help them practice the concepts and skills that will be tested in May 2020. Students can answer these in any order and will have an opportunity to review how each question will be scored before they submit.
In addition, AP students should continue to stay in communication with their AP teacher(s).
Are AP classes available online?
Students can now attend optional free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. A class schedule, including descriptions of each lesson is available at collegeboard.org/ap-covid19-updates. All classes are available for free and are completely optional.
Where can students access the classes?
Students can find the classes at youtube.com/advancedplacement.
What if a student can’t attend a particular class?
The classes will also be available on-demand at youtube.com/advancedplacement so students can access them any time. But remember these classes are optional, not required. They will begin finishing up the AP course so students have the knowledge for the subsequent coursework in college and loop back to review the entire course.
Will all AP subjects have online classes?
All subjects will have live online classes except for 2-D Art & Design, 3-D Art & Design, Drawing, Seminar, and Research. These courses will instead receive on-demand lessons that will cover the tasks required for the course. Computer Science Principles students will receive support from endorsed providers.
How can we contact AP Services?
AP Services for Students at 888-225-5427 (toll free in the United States and Canada) or +1-212-632-1780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do we contact the AP Testing Coordinator at Green Valley High School?
If you have further questions regarding your AP exam or exam fees, email Ms. Hasley at email@example.com.
How can students receive updates from the Green Valley High School Counseling Office?
All current Green Valley High School students can join the Counseling Google Classroom for their graduating class for updates on academics, events, and resources available to students and families.
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