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AP Test Information

Dear AP Students, 

On behalf of Corona-Norco Unified School District, thank you for taking on the challenges of college-level work via opportunities such as Advanced Placement courses! 

We are all experiencing uncharted waters with the recent school closures and want to make sure you have most recent information from the Collegeboard as it relates to the culmination of your hard work in AP classes throughout this year. 

According to the 
collegeboard.org site and a Collegeboard Representative, as of March 20, 2020: 

  • Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place. For the 2019-20 exam administration only, students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home.  
  • 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 2 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. We'll also unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam. 
  • Any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge. 
  • The exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March. 
  • Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked this year to earn. 
  • Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option. 

Test security and format

  • The exam questions are designed and administered in ways that prevent cheating; we use a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software, to protect the integrity of the exams. 
  • The exams will be designed to measure skills developed over the course of the academic year that cannot be learned on the fly from Google or chatrooms. Like college history and literary essays, these AP Exams are open book/open note. Students will see the topic at the start of the exam and they’ll need to write and submit their responses within the testing time. 
  • Each subject’s exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide. Students may consult textbooks and notes. Each student response will be monitored by plagiarism detection software, and students whose responses mirror content from the web or other students’ submissions will be disqualified. We will also disqualify any student sharing exam content via social media, websites, and other means. 

  

Attention students who do not have a device and/or internet access: 

We recognize that the digital divide could prevent some low-income and rural students from participating. Working with partners, we will invest so that these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If your students need mobile tools or connectivity, you can reach out to us directly to let us know. https://collegeboard.tfaforms.net/74?SFMC_cid=EM288604-&rid=46821684 

Academic Review and Support
 

We will share additional information as it becomes available.  

Thank you! 

Sincerely, 

Lisa Simon, Ed. D.
Associate Superintendent
Educational Services

Sarah Ragusa, Ed. D. 
Administrative Director
Secondary Education

Jennifer Bourgeois, Ph. D.
Director
Research, Evaluation & School Improvement


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