NEW YORK, April 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The College Board is supporting AP students with free, remote learning opportunities ahead of online, at-home Advanced Placement testing for its 2019-20 exam administration in May.
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“We surveyed thousands of students from all over the country, and they overwhelmingly want to test,” said Trevor Packer, the senior vice president of AP & Instruction. “We want to give every student the chance to earn the college credit they’ve worked toward throughout the year. That’s why we quickly set up a process that’s simple, secure, and accessible.”
These at-home testing options will provide more than three million students worldwide the opportunity to earn the college credit and placement they’ve been working hard toward all school year. The College Board surveyed 18,000 AP students, and 91% indicated they want to complete this important step, urging the organization not to cancel these exams.
Students can now continue preparing for exams at home with access to free, live and on-demand, mobile-friendly AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. Any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom will be unlocked for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam. AP Classroom is a free tool introduced earlier this year, which includes new instructional resources that provide daily support for students and teachers.
This year, the traditional, in-person AP Exams will be replaced by shorter, online versions that students can take at home in 45 minutes, on their device of choice—smartphone, tablet, or computer. Students without access to the internet or a device can contact the College Board to indicate their needs. Certain art and design courses will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. All deadlines for portfolio submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020. Students taking world languages 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.
Details about exam fees and cancellations, credit and placement, calculator policies, and more will be added and continually updated on the College Board website and shared via email, through online educator communities, and social media.
About College Board
College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success—including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement® Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools. For further information, visit collegeboard.org.
SOURCE The College Board