To our EHS AP students and families,
As indicated in a previous update, the College Board today released more information regarding students' ability to take AP Exams at home.
This update intends to highlight and summarize some of the essential pieces of information. Students and families are highly encouraged to visit the AP Coronavirus Updates page at https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students. This page contains details including how exam administration will work and specifics for the types of question(s) that each exam will ask.
· Exams will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March. EHS AP teachers are aware of these topics and will focus their efforts on preparing students for exams via distance learning.
· Like many college-level exams, this year's AP Exams will be an open book/open note. The College Board has tips for taking open book/open note exams.
· Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each item is timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.
· For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long and include an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up.
· Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to - computer, tablet, or smartphone. They will be able to either type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phone. The College Board also released more details about the scoring of exams, as well as a notification that they plan to employ several tools to guard against impersonation, collaboration, and plagiarism. While the exams are open note, each student needs to be sure that they are the only ones working on the exam during the administration. More details about both scoring and exam security are available on the College Board website.
The College Board will release details of how to access the testing system in late April. This information will include video demonstrations so students can familiarize themselves with the system. It will be critically important that all students take time to practice using the system before exam day!
The College Board also released more details about the scoring of exams, as well as a notification that they plan to employ several tools to guard against impersonation, collaboration, and plagiarism. While the exams are open note, each student needs to be sure that they are the only ones working on the exam during the administration. More details about both scoring and exam security are available on the College Board website.
Here is a statement on Credit and Placement from the College Board. We’re confident that the vast majority of higher education institutions will award credit and/or placement as they have in the past. We’ve spoken with hundreds of institutions across the country who support our solution for this year’s AP Exams.
We know our EHS AP students have worked hard this year to learn and prepare for AP Exams, and the staff and faculty of EHS stand ready to support our students as they prepare for this opportunity. If you have any questions about AP testing, please ask your AP teacher or EHS's AP Coordinator, Mrs. Setter. We appreciate all of your flexibility and understanding as we work through this unique time.
Sandra Setter Larsen
Eagan High School
Athletic Director/Assistant Principal
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