The College Board has announced a change to the 2019-20 Advanced Placement (AP) testing season in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Due to nationwide school closures, the College Board is offering students access to remote-learning activities and the option to take a 45-minute exam online.
The College Board says, students who are already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge. The College Board will provide two dates for each AP subject exam – the dates will be announced by April 3 through the College Board. We will share that information with you just as soon as we learn it.
Options the College Board is exploring for students to submit an online exam include using a computer, tablet or smartphone, as well as providing a photo of handwritten work. All AP exams will only include content covered in class by early March.
In addition, the College Board will launch a new online resource for students taking exams including free, live AP review courses. The courses will be run by AP teachers, available on demand and feature content to use alongside any resources provided by classroom teachers.
The AP review courses will focus on and review skills and concepts from the first 75 percent of a course. Supplementary lessons will be provided by the College Board to cover the remaining 25 percent of a course.
The College Board has schedule and test change information posted on their website – be sure to read all of the information, here.