La Quinta High School

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Advanced Placement Exams will be offered online from May 11, 2020 through May 22, 2020.nd

Below is a summary of some of the changes for AP exams this year.  There are also three attachments.  One of the attachments is from the Garden Grove Unified School District.  The AP Testing Update is a complete explanation for all of the questions that you may have about this year’s AP exams.  The second attachment is from College Board – Help Your Student Prepare for AP Exams.  This webinar played last week.  Attached is a copy of the webinar that may be played by scrolling down to Register Now and control/click on the link.  It will play the recorded webinar.  You will hear information about at home testing, the exam schedule and AP review classes.

Finally it is very important that your student has the correct email address on their College Board account.  Students have been receiving and will continue to receive information through the email listed on the College Board account.  Attached is a letter from Ricky Cherry, Associate Director of AP.  The letter gives suggestions to help students who may not be receiving emails from College Board.  Students will receive an electronic ticket to log into the exam about two days before each exam. The electronic ticket will come to them from College Board through their email or they can find it on their MyAP site.  

Thank you for working with your students to help them navigate this new AP exam experience.



Exam Dates

Most AP students we surveyed prefer to test earlier, while the content is still fresh.

Exams will be given from May 11–22.

You can take exams at home.

Each subject's exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.

Makeup test dates will be available for each subject from June 1–5.

View the full testing schedule.




Exam Format

Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question will be timed separately. You'll need to write and submit your responses within the allotted time for each question.

You'll be able to take exams on any device you have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. You'll be able to type and upload your responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via your cell phone.

For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, plus an additional 5 minutes for uploading. You'll need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up.

Certain courses—Art and Design: 2D; Art and Design: 3D; Computer Science Principles; Drawing; Research; and Seminar—will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. All deadlines for these submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET. Students taking one of these courses may receive separate course-specific communications.

Students taking world languages and culture exams will complete two spoken tasks consistent with free-response questions 3 and 4 on the current AP Exam. Written responses will not be required. We'll provide additional details in the coming weeks to help students prepare.

Tips for testing on specific devices will be available in late April.