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How to Prepare Your Students for the 2020 AP Exams

New Resources

2020 AP Testing Guide (.pdf/10.9 MB): The guide, designed for educators to walk their students through test day, 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

2020 AP Exam Day Checklist (.pdf/526 KB): Teachers should have their students complete this checklist for each exam they take and keep it next to them while testing.

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, exam security, and more. Explore the playlist.

Other Reminders

AP Exam Demo (available May 4): AP students should use the clickable exam demo to practice the different ways to submit their exam responses. The demo will help students confirm that their testing device will be able to access and run the online exam. If they can’t access the demo, the final slide of the Testing Guide can help them troubleshoot. The sample content in the demo will be the same for all users and isn't a practice exam. We’ll send educators and students an email to remind them when the demo is available. Please encourage your students to take this important preparation step.

Educator Webinars: Trevor Packer, the head of the AP Program, will walk participants through the 2020 AP Testing Guide. AP staff will answer questions during the presentation. This series of webinars includes:

 

Discipline-specific webinars for AP teachers, April 28–30

 

Updates for AP coordinators webinar, May 1

 

An exam day webinar for school counselors, May 4

Online AP Classes and Review Sessions prep week: The week before exams, online AP classes will focus on the exam day experience and sample exam questions.

Student Outreach:

 

If you have any difficulty reaching your students, use your student roster in My AP to access email addresses and phone numbers.

If any of your students are having difficulty receiving College Board emails, walk them through the steps on the "Confirm your email address" page.

Information for AP Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams:

The above exams will be administered using a new dedicated app, the AP World Languages Exam App. Students taking these exams must use this app on smartphones or tablets. This free app will be available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store the week of May 11. We’ll email students and their teachers to let them know when the app is available to download. Visit our site for more details.

A video walk-through of the test-taking experience will be available the week of May 4.

Details on accommodations for the above exams are also now available.

If your students are unsure about accessing the app, or if they don’t have a device, they can fill out this survey (or you can complete it on their behalf) as soon as possible so we can help support them (applicable to U.S. and U.S. territories).

Information for AP Music Theory Exams:

Before exam day, students will need to print or hand-copy the 2020 Music Theory Answer Sheet and gain access to an audio recording app or software before exam day. Please see more information on the website.

 

There have been many changes to the AP Tests this year because of the current health crisis.  Keep informed of changes to the tests, online review schedules and new testing dates at the following College Board website:

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates

FAQs on AP Exams for Students and Parents (MPCS version) Click HERE

AP/IB Exam Fee Assistance Request Form 2020-2021

AP/IB Exam Fee Assistance Request Form (PDF) 2020-2021

Have you ordered and paid for an AP exam?  Follow these steps if you don’t know the answer!

  1. Sign into your AP Classroom on the website: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/  If you can’t remember the password you will have to reset it.  In all likelihood you will need your password this year in order to take the exams.
  2. Look to see which exams you have ordered by subject, the information is on the website.  You can be part of a class and not have ordered the exam, but the information is there either way.
  3. Then go to the Pay Obligations page (link on school website under PHS Quick Links) at https://osp.osmsinc.com/montgomerymd/login.aspx?returnurl=payment.aspx.  After you have logged in click on the Student Debt tab at the top right of the screen.  If no Obligations are listed, you have paid for the exam.  Or contact Ms. Flores at Lillian_Flores@mcpsmd.org with your name, ID number and exams you have a question regarding payment.

The deadline to order new AP Exams has passed!  No new exams can be ordered for this year!

Contact either John_L_Butler@mcpsmd.org if you have further questions.  

 

AP Course Overview

Click HERE to see College Board descriptions of AP Courses.

Will the College I plan to attend accept my AP Scores? 

Click HERE to use a College Board tool to help answer this question! 

AP Test Results

AP scores are available on online starting in early July.  To get scores, students must sign into their College Board accounts by going to apscore.org  

 

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