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AP Testing 2020

Dear AGBU MDS AP Students and Families,

Below you will find key information about the 2020 AP® Exams sent to us directly from

College Board. Please take a moment to go through the information and explore

the resources that are available to you. 

Thank you.


Exam Dates

Most AP teachers and students that were surveyed preffered to test earlier, while the content

is still fresh.

Exams will be given from May 11–22.

Makeup test dates will be available for each subject from June 1–5.

Students can take exams at home or in schools, if they reopen.

Each subject's exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.

View the full testing schedule. You can also see the full schedule at the bottom of this page.

We encourage you to mark your calendars and set reminders for your

exam dates and times. 

Exam Format

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.

To learn more about the rationale behind the exam content,

watch Trevor Packer's presentation.

It is a great resource for learning about this year's AP Exams.

Tips for testing on specific devices will be available in late April.

Exam Scores and College Credit

As usual, students' work will be scored by our network of college faculty and AP teachers,

and will be reported on a 1–5 scale. We anticipate releasing scores as close to the usual

July timeframe as possible.

We're confident that the vast majority of higher ed institutions will award college credit

as they have in the past. We've spoken with hundreds of institutions across the

country that support our solution for this year's AP Exams.

Special Benefit for Teachers

To help support teachers and schools that are struggling to collect and score

student work for course grades, we'll provide every AP teacher with their students'

responses from the online exams by May 26. Administrators and teachers can

individually determine whether they'd like to use these results locally as part

of a course grade or as a final exam.

Exam Security

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. We'll take the necessary steps to protect the integrity of each

exam administration, as we do every year.

We're 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, we 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 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.

Remote Instruction and Practice

On March 25, we began offering free live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across

the country. The courses have been viewed more than 3.2 million times since they became available.

On-demand lessons are now available for Art and Design, AP Capstone™, and Computer Science Principles.

In addition to sharing information about these classes with students, teachers who are providing remote instruction can use AP Classroom for most subjects. We've now unlocked secure free-response

questions in AP Classroom so teachers can digitally assign relevant practice questions students

can take at home.

Additional tips for helping your students practice are available.


Additional Information

We've added frequently asked questions to the site so you can find answers to important topics,

including information for students with accommodations, details about exam fees and cancellations,

credit and placement, calculator policies, and more. We'll continue to make updates on

the site and share them with you through email, online educator communities, and social media.