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Online AP Exams 2020

College Board has communicated that they will continue with AP exams for students, but in a non-traditional test setting.  College Board is currently working on an at-home testing option and they will share specific details on April 3rd.  Due to the timing of the school closures, College Board will have two testing window options for each test and those specific dates will be communicated on April 3rd as well.

College Board will unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.

Our understanding of what the AP test will look like is as follows:

  • For the 2019–20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.

  • The AP exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March. Scroll down College Board's AP Updates page for course specific exam information.

  • 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.

  • Test Security is a concern for College Board, however the exam questions are designed and administered in ways that prevent cheating; they use a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software, to protect the integrity of the exams. 

  • Students who are already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.

AP 2020 Online Schedule
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