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AP Test - New and Updated Test Information

posted May 7, 2020, 2:22 PM by Kristi Lainhart   [ updated May 7, 2020, 2:29 PM ]
AP STUDENT TEST DAY INFORMATION  

AP Students should go to cb.org/ap2020 to print a checklist for test day.

At cb.org/apexamdaydocs AP Students can access all required or recommended documents for Specific AP exams. 

On Monday, May 4th, AP Students can go to cb.org/apdemo to practice different ways to submit their responses and learn to be comfortable with the last 5 minutes of the test (which is submitting test documents). For students taking AP Language exams, the APP that they will need to download will be available on May 11th, and will include a practice version in English. If a student cannot do the demo, they will probably not be able to use that device to test. 

On May 4th, AP students will receive an exam confirmation and their AP ID Number at the email address they provided to the Collegeboard. If a student does not receive this email, they can access this information from their Collegeboard account. You can change the email at which you would like to get your test information on your Collegeboard account. Two days before each AP test, you will get an e-ticket sent to both the email you provided and to your Collegeboard account (myap.collegeboard.org).

Your AP ID will be right on your e-ticket. You will receive a different  e-ticket for each individual AP test you take. There will be a yellow triangle that will say "Go to Exam" that you will click on to gain access. Each e-ticket is personalized for you. Be sure to save your e-ticket in case any issues arise during testing and you have to order a late test. Do not delete the e-ticket email. 

AP questions will be viewed by students in a web browser, like Chrome. You will write or type your answers outside that browser. You can:

1. Copy and Paste - On Laptop or Desktop
Use Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Notes, or a similar application.
Type your AP ID and Initials at the top of the response.
You will have 2 windows open.
Be sure to save often or turn on Autosave.

2. Attach a Document, then hit submit - Laptop or Desktop
Use Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Notes, or a similar application.
Type your AP ID and Initials at the top of the document.
Make sure if there is more than 1 question you create a separate document.
Save often or turn on Autosave.

3. Handwrite Responses - Smartphone or Tablet
Need a stack of White Paper, lined or unlined.
Write your AP ID, Initials and Page Number at the top of each page.
Write with a dark pen or pencil.
Take a photo of each individual page. 1 page per picture.
Attach ALL pages before you submit.
Accepted files - .png .jpg .jpeg

Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics students may be more comfortable writing responses.

You can use:
Class Notes and Study Guides
Textbooks and Classroom resources
Previous assignments and assessments
Calculators for certain exams

Exam Day
For 1 Question Exams:
Log on 30 minutes before Start Time - Check-in
Click e-ticket and complete ID Information
Wait for the exam to begin automatically
45 minute exam starts - Question appears - Do not refresh browser - appears automatically
5 minutes at the end to submit your response.
Be sure to disable Grammarly plug-in or the exam will not work.

For 2 Question Exams:
Log on 30 minutes before the Start Time - Check-in
Click e-ticket and complete ID Information
Wait for the exam to begin automatically
25 minute Question 1 - Appears automatically
5 minutes - Submit response question 1
15 minutes - Question 2 appears - Do not refresh browser - appears automatically
5 minutes - To submit question 2 response

Questions may have more parts than a student can answer in the allotted time. DON'T WORRY, You don't need to complete the entire question to get a 5. Difficult questions require fewer points to get a score of 3, 4, or 5. 

The exan screen should guide you step-by-step on exam day.

Students who have accommodations; They are built into the test automatically.

Testing Environment
Quiet Room - Set  "Do not Disturb" on your device.
Devices should be plugged in.
If you have limited bandwidth, ask others to stay off the internet during testing.

Troubleshooting
If you cannot access the exam demos on May 4th at cb.org/ap2020:

Update to the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge. Make it your default browser.
AP Testing WILL NOT work in Internet Explorer
Disable browser plug-ins or extensions
If you need to Install Chrome (Free) - Do a Google Search for "Get the latest Chrome Browser" and follow the instructions


INFORMATION FOR AP STUDENTS APPROVED FOR EXTENDED TIME


Because the exam is shorter and the system students will use is new, all students approved for extended time will receive online AP Exams enabled with 100% extended time. This will automatically appear on the timer within the exam(s) for all students approved for extended time.

For one-question exams, students will receive 100 minutes to craft, attach/paste, and submit their response.

For two-question exams, students will receive 60 minutes to craft, attach/paste, and submit their response to the first question, and then 40 minutes to craft, attach/paste, and submit their response to the second question.

Please be aware of the following:

Students don't need to use the full time provided to write their responses, and they can submit their responses whenever they're ready to do so during the exam. Spending more time than necessary on a response is unlikely to provide any score benefits.

For exams with two questions, the second question won't appear until the 60 minutes for the first question has elapsed. Students shouldn't refresh their browser—they should simply wait until the timer runs out and the next question appears.

The extended time includes 10 minutes to attach/paste the response and click Submit. However, students will only receive an onscreen reminder to submit their response when there are 5 minutes remaining. Therefore, if a student thinks they'll need more than 5 minutes to attach/paste and submit their response, they shouldn't wait for the onscreen reminder to start the submission process.

Exception: If a student is approved for extended time in listening or speaking and is taking a spoken AP world language and culture exam, they'll receive the approved amount of extended time—50% or 100%—to prepare their responses for each task, as follows:

French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture—For 50% extended time: For Task 1 students have 3 minutes total to prepare for the conversation, and for Task 2 they have 13 minutes total to prepare for the presentation. For 100% extended time: For Task 1 students have 5 minutes total to prepare for the conversation, and for Task 2 they have 22 minutes total to prepare for the presentation.


PREVIOUS INFORMATION
1. AP Students need to check the email address they used to create their account on myap.collegeboard.org; students should regularly check this email address for the most recent information about their AP Exams.


2. Students should verify their Collegeboard Account at myap.collegeboard.org by clicking their profile at the top right-hand corner of the page, and going to Account Settings. Students should scroll down to verify their information and confirm that their email address is the one to which they would like to receive the e-ticket to take their AP Exam. If it is not the correct email, they can update it to an email they check regularly by clicking UPDATE.


3. This email address will be used to get the e-ticket to take your AP exam(s).