AP (Advanced Placement) Update

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

This year AP testing will be done at home through a 45-minute online test. All tests will be given on May 11 - May 22. In late April, the College Board will provide AP students and educators with information on how to access the testing system on test day and video demonstrations so that students can familiarize themselves with the system. Tests are open book/open notes.

Students should access the system 30 minutes prior to the start of their exam. Students will be able to type and submit their answers, or they will be able to write the answer and submit a picture. Students may take the exam on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Students will need to keep track of their own time. There will be a timer on the testing screen to help with this. Any student who had extended time accommodations on previous College Board tests (PSAT, SAT, AP) will be granted extended time.  

The College Board is hoping to have scores released for AP exams around the same time in July. Every AP teacher will also receive a copy of the student’s work by May 26.

Make-up exams will take place from June 1-5. Please contact Mrs. Ysasi at dianeysasi@grwestcatholic.org if you need to take a make-up exam. It is highly recommended to take the test during the regular exam period. This way if anything goes wrong (i.e. internet goes down), you have a chance to retest. If you wait until the late testing and something goes wrong, there is no opportunity to retest.  

College Board takes any attempt or plan of cheating seriously. All work will be scanned for plagiarism and impersonation fraud. Any reports of cheating or plans to cheat will be reported to all colleges the student had SAT or AP scores sent to.