AP Update

As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak, the AP® Program is developing a new at-home testing option, as well as resources to help schools support student learning during extended closures. Please note that traditional face-to-face exam administrations won't take place in May 2020. Learn the latest updates on this year's AP Exams and instructional support by visiting our website.

AP Quicklinks

Updates for AP Students Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students

Here is the link to the YouTube Live classes: https://www.youtube.com/user/advancedplacement

Quick Tips for Students Preparing to Take the 2020 AP Exams: https://www.compassprep.com/student-tips-2020-ap-exams

 

March 20, 2020

As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and safety of educators and students are the AP Program’s top priorities. Here’s how we’re supporting schools:

Because students overwhelmingly told us they want to take their AP Exams, we're providing online learning and AP Exams available at home for all students this spring. We're so grateful to the community of extraordinary teachers who stepped up to teach live classes on YouTube, as well as all the AP educators helping students continue with their study

  • We’re investing in the development of a new at-home testing options         

As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak, the AP® Program is developing a new at-home testing option, as well as resources to help schools support student learning during extended closures. Please note that traditional face-to-face exam administrations won't take place in May 2020. Learn the latest updates on this year's AP Exams and instructional support by visiting our website.

       

UPDATED: MARCH 25, 2020

News and Updates

Your health and safety are our top priorities. We know the coronavirus has created new and unexpected challenges. Here’s how the AP Program is supporting you and your school: we’re providing free, live, and on-demand AP courses and developing a new at-home testing option. For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates. The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing information will be available by April 3.                                               

AP Online Classes and Review Sessions

Watch classes taught by AP teachers so you can keep learning wherever you are.                           

AP Online Courses

Continue working toward college credit and placement with free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country.

AP Course Schedule

Get more details, including the schedule, for AP online classes and review sessions. These mobile-friendly classes, designed to be used alongside work from your school, are recorded and available on demand.                                               

Taking AP Exams

Complete your AP journey by taking your AP Exam online on any device you have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. You’ll also have the option to write your responses by hand and submit a photo. We’ll support you through exam day with testing date options and free resources.                                          

Don’t Have Internet or a Device? We Want to Help

We know that not all students have access to the internet or a device. We’re working on solutions to help students get what they need to show their best work. If you need mobile tools or connectivity or know someone who does, you can reach us directly to let us know.

Through our members across the country, we understand the new time constraints on everyone in the education community. These solutions are meant to be as simple and lightweight as possible for both students and teachers — without creating additional burdens for school leaders during this time.

  • Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place. Students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. 
  • Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be 2 different testing dates.

The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3. We'll also 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.

About This Year’s AP Exams

Students remain eager to take AP Exams and to have a chance to earn credit and placement. We surveyed 18,000 AP students and 91% indicated they want to complete this important step, urging us not to cancel this opportunity they have been working toward.

We’ll continue to support students with free resources through exam day. 

The AP Program will invest heavily over the next month in the following ways:

  • For the 2019–20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.
  • AP curricula are locally developed and we defer to local decisions on how best to help students complete coursework. To be fair to all students, some of whom have lost more instructional time than others, the exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.
  • Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked this year to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.
  • 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.
  • We recognize that the digital divide could prevent some low-income and rural students from participating. Working with partners, we will invest so that these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam.

Free access to 5 STEPS to a 5 for AP students, use this resource: 

https://learn.mheducation.com/ap-teacher-resources.html?utm_source=marketo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pc_us-fp-tp-fac-covid-19+teacher+resources&fbclid=IwAR2jBCIcI3dKC3ZiUh7vogrYzTOMN-Livm1sp7OclwJ2H7K8cxlmO7fVxZw