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    AP Weekly Update 5/18/2020

      

    AP Updates – Week of May 18, 2020

     

    Students taking the AP exam should wait to turn in laptops until after their AP exams are completed.

     

    Please make sure to do the AP exam demo and check to see that your browser has been updated…you may want to restart the computer prior to the exam.

     

    Submitting Exam Responses

    We share the deep disappointment of students who were unable to submit responses.

    Beginning Monday, May 18, and continuing through the makeup window, there will be a backup email submission process for browser-based exams.

    This option will only be available for students who were not able to submit in the standard process—and they must then email their responses immediately following their exam.

    These students will see instructions about how to email their response on the page that says, "We Did Not Receive Your Response." The email address that appears on this page will be unique to each student.

    Any student testing between May 18–22 who can't successfully upload their response through the exam platform or send it to us by email, will need to request a makeup exam.

    To protect the security and validity of exams, we're unable to accept submissions from students who tested May 11–15. However, these students can feel confident that the email option will be in place for them during the makeup exams.

    Email submissions will not be available for the World Language exams.

     

     

    (5/11/2020)

    AP Exams – May 11th – 22nd

    Reminder: AP Exams begin this week.

    Students:

    1. Refer to the 2020 Exam Schedule for dates and times. (Pay attention to the time zone.)
    2. Locate the Exam E-ticket, which can found in your email.
    3. Each exam has a separate e-ticket.
    4. E-tickets should be available TWO DAYS before the exam.
    5. If you have not received an exam e-ticket by email, you can access it through the student account on My AP.
    6. Review the required and recommended resource list to make sure you have what you need on exam day.
    7. Complete the AP Exam Day Checklist for each exam you are taking.
    8. Check-in 30 minutes before the exam start time on Exam day by clicking on the specific e-ticket for that exam.
    9. If you have questions, please contact Kelley McCall, GHS AP Coordinator, at kmccall@rcps.us or (540)562-3900 ext. 21012.

     

    Important Note from the AP Program:

    Ensure your students know what to do if something goes wrong [during testing].

    If a student accidentally closes the browser, their device crashes, or they temporarily lose internet access, they can quickly click their exam e-ticket again to return to the exam. They should continue the exam, and if they feel at the end of the exam that the temporary disruption negatively impacted their performance, they can request approval to take the makeup exam at cb.org/requestmakeup. Students can also request a makeup exam if they've lost too much time due to a technical problem, can't connect to their exam, or experienced some other serious disruption.

     

     

    (Updated 5/4/2020) Students:

    1. Review the 2020 AP Testing Guide. While this guide is lengthy, it provides extremely important information about taking the exam.
    2. Visit the exam day experience including a testing demoto confirm technical readiness and simulate taking the exam, the AP 2020 Exam Walkthrough video, and submission guidelines.
    3. Access the testing demo to practice submitting your responses this week.
    4. Chrome is recommended for the walkthrough and the 2020 AP Exams.
    5. Internet Explorer is NOT supported.
    6. NOTE: If your device does not connect during the demo, then you will be unable to access the real exam on exam day. Refer to Slide 51 in the testing guide for troubleshooting tips.
    7. Print or copy the 2020 AP Exam Day Checklistfor EACH AP Exam you are taking.
    8. Review the 2020 Exam Schedule .
    9. Pay attention to the date and time for your time zone.
    10. Dates and times should be updated on your AP account.
    11. Exam Day: You need to check-in 30 minutes before the exam start time by clicking the specific e-ticket for that exam. (Each exam has a separate e-ticket.)
    12. If you are taking the Music Theory exam, refer to Slide 15 in the testing guide.
    13. If you are taking an AP World Language exam, refer to Slide 16 in the testing guide.
    14. Please make sure your email address is up-to-date. If you have any account issues, please visit: resolving College Board email and account issues.
    15. Learn about exam security/test day protocols and a watch a short video on The Rules.
    16. Any questions, please contact your AP teacher or AP Coordinator.

     

    (Updated 4/28/2020) AP Exam Information for Parent 

    If your child registered to take an AP Exam in May, please note:

    1. Exams will be given from May 11 – 22.
    2. Exam Schedule: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students/taking-ap-exams/ap-exam-schedule
    3. Each subject’s exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.
    4. Your student’s College Board account requires a personal email address in order to receive communication from College Board.
    1. This is especially important if your child is taking an AP exam in May.
    2. If your child registered with a personal email address, no action is needed.
    3. If your child registered with a Roanoke County email address, it is imperative for your child to log in to College Board and change the email address to reflect a personal one in the account.
    4. Email will continue to be the primary way College Board reaches out to students. College Board asks students to mark collegeboard@e.collegeboard.org as part of their approved sender lists.
    1. June 20: Deadline for students to send free AP score report to any college/university. This is especially important for seniors. Students must access their College Board account to request a score send.
    2. If you would like more information, College Board hosted a webinar on April 16th to share information about this year’s at-home AP Exams and how to help your child, which you may access using the following link: https://globalmeet.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1302024&tp_key=73070ccd21
    3. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s AP teacher or your school’s AP coordinator.

     

     

    (4/20/2020)

    Students

    1. Your College Board account requires a personal email address in order for you to receive communication from College Board.
      1. This is especially important if you are taking an AP exam in May.
      2. If you registered with your personal email address when you created your account, no action is needed.
      3. If you registered with your Roanoke County email address, it is imperative you log in to your account and change your email address to reflect a personal one.
      4. Email will continue to be the primary way College Board reaches out to you. College Board asks you to mark collegeboard@e.collegeboard.org as part of your approved sender lists.
    2. April 24: Deadline to contact College Board with technology issues.

    June 20: Deadline to send free AP score report to any college/university. This is especially important for seniors. You must access your College Board account to send scores

     

    (4/15/2020)

    AP Students:

    1. Please log in to your College Board account OFTEN (at least during your AP class time) to stay up to date with the AP changes that continue to take place. Also, pay attention to any email you receive from College Board, as it may contain AP information.
    2. Practice materials are available on your College Board account.
    3. Exams will be given from May 11 – 22.
    4. Exam Schedule: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students/taking-ap-exams/ap-exam-schedule
    5. Each subject’s exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.
    6. If you registered to take an exam by the March 13th deadline, you are automatically scheduled for your AP exam. (This does not apply to students who paid for an exam and dropped prior to March 13th.)
    7. Information will be provided closer to exam time on how to access your exam.
    8. You may choose to cancel your exam; however, NO ACTION is needed before the exam administration.
    9. If you do not take an AP exam, your exam will be removed from the final order and this will serve as your cancellation request. If you sent an email to the AP Coordinator to cancel your exam, please be aware NO CHANGE to your exam status will take place. You may still decide to test.
    10. Refunds will not be issued until the exam window closes in June 2020.
    11. If you have questions, please contact your AP teacher or AP Coordinator.

     

    (4/2/2020)

    AP Students and families:  Do not forget that tomorrow is an important AP date to select the AP Exam and time!  Please see the information below as a reminder…

     

    • On Friday, April 3rd, access your College Board Account, where you will find instructions regarding how to select your AP Exam(s) Date/Time.
    • 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 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 on April 3.
    • Only students who have already registered (deadline was March 13th) will be able to select an exam time.
    • If you have already registered for an exam and wish to cancel an exam, you will be able to do so at no charge. More information on how to cancel your exam and receive a refund will be sent later.

     

     (3/26/2020)

    AP Student Information

    Updates for Schools Impacted by Coronavirus

    March 26, 2020

     

    AP TESTING 2019 - 2020

    What Students Need To Know:

    1. You will take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home.
    1. The exam content will focus on what most schools were able to complete by early March.
    2. You will be able to take your exams on any device you have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. You will also have the option to write your responses by hand and submit a photo.
    3. Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.
    4. The College Board knows that not all students have access to the internet or a device. The College Board is 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 The College Board directly to let them know. https://collegeboard.tfaforms.net/74
    5. The exams will be secure. The College Board is using a variety of digital security tools, including plagiarism detection software.
    6. For more detailed information, visit: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates#free-ap-classes

    IMPORTANT NEXT STEPS

    1. Carefully, read all information sent by your AP teacher.
    2. On Friday, April 3rd, access your College Board Account, where you will find instructions regarding how to select your AP Exam(s) Date/Time.
    3. 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 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 on April 3.
    4. Only students who have already registered (deadline was March 13th) will be able to select an exam time.
    5. If you have already registered for an exam and wish to cancel an exam, you will be able to do so at no charge. More information on how to cancel your exam and receive a refund will be sent later.

     

    Free AP Review Classes

    Free AP Review Classes, can be found at:  https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates#free-ap-classes

    • Are optional, mobile-friendly, and can be used alongside any work your teacher may give you.
    • Will be available on-demand, so you can access them any time.
    • Will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons including topics from the final 25% of the course.

    To access the live classes and recordings, visit:  https://www.youtube.com/user/advancedplacement

     

     

     

     

     

Last Modified on May 18, 2020