UPDATES: HOW COVID-19 IS IMPACTING AP EXAMS

In the wake of the recent closing of all PBCSD schools, College Board has changed its position on AP testing. Here’s a quick summary of College Board’s most recent announcements:

March 16:

  • College Board announced plans to develop a method for taking AP final exams from home. More details on these plans, along with information about tools to support student learning from home, will be announced on March 20.
  • Schools no longer need to contact AP Services for Educators to request portfolio extensions for AP classes. College Board plans to announce deadline extensions on March 20.

March 14:

  • College Board recommends that AP exams proceed as scheduled for schools that have not lost the majority of instructional time in the fourth quarter and are open from May 4 to May 15.
  • For schools that need to make up instructional time, late testing will be available from the third week of May until June.
  • Closed schools with students enrolled in portfolio-based AP classes can request portfolio extensions through AP Services for Educators.
  • Starting in April, College Board plans to release free video lessons to support student learning at home. College Board also recommends that teachers assign regular Topic Questions, Personal Progress Checks, and AP Classroom quizzes to check student understanding.