Solutions to Students Affected by School Closures

Important Update From College Board Regarding AP Classes
Posted on 03/20/2020
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As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Advanced Placement (AP) Program is supporting AP students with free, optional remote learning and at-home AP testing. These options will give students the opportunity to earn the college credit and placement they've been working toward all year. Here’s how they’re supporting schools:

Providing free remote learning resources.

Investing in the development of a new at-home testing option. 

The solutions are meant to be as simple 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. 

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 details will be available by April 3. The AP Program will also unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so that students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.

AP recognizes that the digital divide could prevent some low-income and rural students from participating. Together with partners, they will help these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If students need mobile tools or connectivity, they can reach out to AP directly to let them know.

As additional information and resources become available, AP will update this webpage and share updates by email, the online AP communities, and their social media channels.

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