AP Testing 2020

AP Testing 2020

2020 AP Testing Guide. The guide, designed for educators to walk through with their students, provides information about:

  • The AP Exam E-Ticket
  • Five Steps to Take Before Test Day
  • Understanding the Test Day Experience
  • Exam Scores, Credit and Placement


College Board - Important AP Exam Policy Change - NEW 5/18/20

Troubleshooting Tips for AP 2020 Exams

Helpful links BEFORE the exams:

Tips to Avoid Problems on Exam Day 

AP Exam Schedule 2020

Course-Specific Exam Information

Exam ticket info - has some general eTicket information

What students need on exam day

Demo Exam to Check Students' Technology. NOTE: Students MUST enter their AP ID number to access this site. 

How to find AP ID.  

Reference Documents for Each Exam (formulae sheets, scoring, rubrics, etc.)

Open Book / Open Note Tips - Tips
for Success on Open Book / Open Note Exams

2020 AP Exam Day Checklist. Teachers should have their students to complete this checklist for each exam they take and keep it next to them while testing.

Exam Submission Guidelines - outlines methods for students to use when submitting their exam responses.  

Helpful Links for SOME students:

Accommodations for the online AP exams.

Specific to World Language & Culture Exams:  This year’s AP Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams will be administered using a free new dedicated app, the AP World Languages Exam App (WLEA), available in May. Students taking these exams must use this app on smartphones or tablets.

  • DOWNLOAD THE WORLD LANGUAGE APP:  Students should download the app as soon as possible to the phone or tablet they plan to use for their AP world language and culture exam(s). This will give them time to make sure they can download the app to their device and to use it in practice mode to become comfortable with how the app works before their scheduled exam. 
  • AP World Language and Culture Walk-Through Video
  • If you are unable to download the app, complete this form so College Board can try to work with you on a solution.


Music Theory Exam

Portfolio Submissions - section 4.4


Specific to AP Art:  There are changes to the steps students will take in submitting their portfolio:   AP Art and Design digital submission web application and also review the updated submission process.

Other HELPFUL Information:

Instructions on How to "Whitelist" an email - courtesy of O. Fassmann '20.

Explainer Videos.  New videos are available to give students quick, easily accessible information about their test-day experience, what they need to do to prepare, support from Higher Ed institutions, an exam walkthrough, and more. Explore the playlist.

This one-page overview includes tips on using AP Classroom with students at home.  Encourage students to use the Optional Student Practice section with free-response questions to practice their knowledge and skills at their own pace.  Have your teacher turn on “Let Students See Their Results” so students can get feedback on their answers.

AP YouTube classes and review sessions are very popular and we hope students are taking advantage of the resource: AP YouTube course schedule and information.   The week before the exam we will be holding review sessions led by AP Readers.  We also have some masterclasses hosted by famous personalities and celebrities in their fields.  We also recommend Khan Academy as another resource.

AP Exam Day Demo.

In-Depth FAQ's for AP Exams:  Most information about 2020 AP online exams can be found in the AP Testing Guide. Questions received from educators about the exams that aren’t covered by the guide will be posted here and updated regularly.

AP Exam Fees. Students and parents are reminded that AP test fees are past due. The PowerSchool parent portal tab "Balance" listing fees is current. Checks sent to Barlow after March 15 have not been processed. AP Scholarships remain available for those in need. Please contact your school counselor via email to apply for a scholarship. 

Review the Updates for AP Students and Schools Affected by Coronavirus website.

A Special Message for Connecticut Students Taking AP Exams in 2020

Helping Your Students Prepare for AP Exams Parent Webinar

AP Message Sent from Ms. Desmarais on April 21

AP Message Sent from Ms  Desmarais on April 23

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