AP (Advanced Placement) Courses Update

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Our teachers will continue to provide quality instruction for all students including those in AP courses. The College Board continues to provide updates on AP tests. It is still the expectation that, despite a changed format, students take their AP tests.

  • For the 2019–20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.  
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Additional details for tests and test dates will be made available next week.

You are welcome to keep up to date with the exams by visiting The College Board or by continuing to check in with your teacher.

Beginning in early April, free online video lessons developed by AP teachers will be available for the AP topics and skills typically taught in the final weeks of each AP course. Watch the videos at youtube.com/user/advancedplacement.