Changes to AP Testing Due to Coronavirus

Changes to AP Testing Due to Coronavirus

Karen R., Co-Editor-in -Chief

For a lot of students, taking AP classes means being able to transfer that over to a college credit
and pay less for college. In this global crisis where many are warned to stay at home and practice “social distancing,” students have been wondering how or even if they will be able to take AP tests and earn that credit. On Friday, March 20th, the College Board released a statement saying that face-to-face AP exams will not take place and that they are investing in an option for “at-home testing.” They have also indicated that there will be two testing days, one soon, when the content is still fresh, and one later, so that students have more time to study. Almost every single AP exam has been altered, only testing students on the information most teachers have covered at the beginning of March. For instance, the AP U.S. History
exam will not include questions on units 8 to 9 and the AP Statistics exam will not include questions on units 8 to 9, among a multitude of other exams. The College Board says that by Friday, April 13th, they will post all other necessary information, and surely all AP students will be waiting with bated breath for that update.
(This is an ongoing story . . . )