AP Exam Administration during the COVID-19 School Closures
Please read the parent letter: 2020 AP Exam Administration Due to School Closures
We encourage all registered students to sit for their online AP exams this year. College Board has made sweeping changes to ensure that students can take their exams online from home. The test has been shortened to a 45-min test session consisting of 1-2 free response questions, and will assess content from the first 75% of each course. Colleges and universities remain committed to providing college credits to students whose AP scores meet each institution’s previously published criteria to award course credit. Please review the highlights below regarding exam schedule, test day protocols, and test security. Visit the College Board links for more in-depth information.
Getting Ready to Take Your Exams
If your child registered and paid for exams in the fall then no further steps are needed to register for the online AP exams for May!
- In late April, College Board will email AP students directly with information on how to access the testing system on test day. Video demonstrations will be available so that students can familiarize themselves with the system.
- College Board will use the email address listed in the student’s College Board account to email each student. If you intend to take your exam, just use the instructions to log in on test day. In addition to continuing to review your course materials, log into your College Board account and take these two steps before May 1st:
- Make sure the email entered during the fall registration is an active email that can receive emails directly from College Board. You cannot use the Ewing Public Schools domain (studentID@ewingboe.org) as it will not accept external emails. Create a gmail or other email account or use a parent email address instead.
- Make sure to update the Score Report options. Select the colleges who should receive your child’s scores directly from College Board.
AP Exam Schedule
- Each exam will be 45 minutes in length and consist of 1-2 free response questions (FRQ). Portfolio deadlines for AP Art courses have been extended until May 26, 2020.
- The online exams will be offered May 11-May 22, 2020. The 45-minute test sessions will start at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm or 4:00 pm. College Board has revised the schedule so no two exams are offered at the same time. Visit this link to see when specific exams are scheduled:
- Make up exams will be offered June 1- June 5, 2020. All students are strongly encouraged to take their exams during the primary exam window in May. If you experience any technical difficulties in May you will have the opportunity to complete a technical incident report and be re-scheduled to take the makeup exam in June.
Test Day Protocols/Test Security
- Each exam will be given on the same day and same time worldwide.
- Exams are open book and open note, but all work should be original student work. Free-response questions are designed to assess student ability for higher-order critical thinking (analysis, evaluation, and synthesis). Rubric points will not be earned for content that can be found in text books or online.
- Test day tools and post-test analytics will be used to prevent and detect cheating, including plagiarism. College Board will enact consequences for instances of cheating, and schools will be notified.
- During the test session, identify verification will be required and students will have to confirm that the work submitted is their own.
Exam Cancellation and Refunds
- Again, Ewing High is strongly encouraging students to sit for their exams. However, if you choose not to take the exam then you will not log in on the scheduled test day. Schools will receive notification of students who took exams in mid to late June. Refunds will be processed over the summer through Total Registration that was used for fall registration.
Changes to College Board SAT/SAT Subject Tests
College Board has canceled the May 2, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration. Makeup exams for the March 14th administration (scheduled for March 28) have also been canceled.
Students who already registered for May, whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores because of any irregularities will receive refunds. Please log in to your College Board account for the latest updates.
Changes to ACT Tests
ACT has rescheduled its April 4th national test date to June 13th across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4th test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. Please visit http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-day/rescheduled-test-centers.html for the latest updates.