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AP exams: The latest on schedules, format, help, accessibility, and grading

Here’s what we know as of April 28, 2020, about the status of AP testing.

There will be no face-to-face exam administration this spring, but students can take a 45-minute AP exam at home May 11-22, with makeup exams scheduled for June 1-5, the College Board says.

Here’s the full schedule and course-specific details. Additional information is on this College Board site.

More facts on the format and security of the tests are in the document below, as are links to live review courses and on-demand lessons, plus a presentation for educators on the changes.

The exam for each subject will be taken simultaneously worldwide, and can be taken on any available device. There will be an option to submit an image of handwritten work. Educators who have students who do not have ready access to devices or networks should contact the College Board.

Exams will include only those skills and topics that most AP classes had covered by early March, the Board says. Committees led by educators are selecting the questions.

The exams will be scored as usual, the Board says, and scores will be released “as close to the usual July timeframe as possible.” The “vast majority” of colleges nationwide have committed to provide credit for the scores, the Board says.

Also, 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,” the Board says. School leaders and teachers can decide whether to use the results in course grades or as a final exam.

The College Board is regularly updating information for AP students and schools here.

Eric Frederick

Eric Frederick is the news and audience editor for EducationNC, working with reporters and engagement specialists on the best ways to tell stories and make connections with people who care about public education in North Carolina.