2020 AP Test Information

CCISD encourages each student who has registered for AP exams to move forward with taking their exam or exams. Each teacher will be providing support via your distance learning to assist you in preparing for your exam. You have worked so hard this year to learn and prepare for this very important goal. Don’t give up! We are by your side! Do not hesitate to reach out to your teacher, your counselor, or your campus administrator if you need anything as you are studying for each of your exams. You will achieve your goals! 

 

PREPARING FOR THE EXAM

 

Review the exam information from College Board about Taking an AP Exam. Review the course exam descriptions. They include all the information that will be included on the exam. Below are a few important points about the exam this year. 

  • The exams will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March. Some students (in varied parts of the country) have lost more class time than others, and this will provide a fairness to all students. 

  • Like many college-level exams, this year’s AP Exams will be open book/open note. Get tips for taking open book/open note exams

  • Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question is timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question. 

  • For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, and include an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up. 

  • Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They will be able to either type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phone. 

  • Students taking AP world language and culture exams will complete two spoken tasks consistent with free-response questions three and four on the current AP Exam; written responses will not be required. College Board will provide more details in the coming weeks to help students prepare. 

Utilize the College Board AP Review Courses to assist you in preparing for the exam. The YouTube channel where these courses are housed is now accessible on your district device. Teachers in these courses will be helping you prepare for your 45 minutes exam and will coach you through the format of the exam so you are prepared on exam day. Sample potential exam questions will be discussed and practiced in these courses. 

 

EXAM SCHEDULE 

 

College Board has released the Spring 2020 AP Exam Schedule We are encouraging all students to take their exam in May just in case you have any technology issues come up during the exam, you will have the make-up day in June to test if your were unable to test in May for a technical reason. 

After June make-up test dates, campus lead counselors will review student AP test lists and process refunds as needed, for those who did not attempt the test. Credit card transaction fees will not be refunded. 

 

TAKING YOUR AP EXAM 

 

This year students will be taking AP exams on their district issued device or personal device at either school or home depending on if school is back in session. College Board has released a step by step process on Taking an AP Exam. CCISD encourages all AP students and teachers to review this process prior to exam day. Students should take advantage of the on-line review courses to learn more about exam day processes and to practice exam day questions. 

 

AP EXAM RESPONSES 

 

All your AP exam responses will be shared with your AP teacher by May 26th. This will be the first year that your teachers will be able to see your responses to the questions. 

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