District Guidance Resources
College Board https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates
A Message from the Guidance Department:
New Practice Exam and Student Support
On March 20 and March 24, we sent you an email explaining that we're providing flexible online testing and optional instruction to support schools and students as they deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This year, traditional face-to-face exam administrations will be replaced with 45-minute online free-response exams that students can take at home.
In preparation, we've enabled the free-response section of all practice exams, available on AP® Classroom, to be taken remotely by students. Teachers can also continue to assign topic questions and personal progress checks as homework.
In addition, a new practice exam is now available on the AP Course Audit site and in the AP Classroom question bank, along with scoring guidelines and a scoring worksheet.
Using AP Classroom for Remote Learning
We recognize that teachers are navigating the challenges of the current situation differently. If you’re using AP Classroom to provide remote instruction, you can:
- Assign practice exams by multiple-choice and free-response section for students to take online or in print.
- Use individual practice exam questions on your own custom assessments.
- Assign free-response questions online so students can practice using mobile phones, tablets, or computers. Students using phones can use speech-to-text and upload documents.
- If you'd like to assign the multiple-choice section online for easier scoring, use the free LockDown Browser, which keeps students from accessing the internet while testing.
This one-page overview (.pdf/521 KB) includes tips on using AP Classroom with students at home.
Real-Time Feedback Available Through Personal Progress Checks
Teachers can still use personal progress checks. They can ensure students build mastery of content and skills, with real-time feedback to prioritize additional practice before the AP Exam.
Additional Student Support
Students and teachers can now attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The classes are designed as a flexible supplement, aligned to the course and exam description topic structure.
These optional courses are mobile-friendly and available on-demand. The course schedule (.pdf/456 KB) is available online, along with information about what will be covered this week. All times on the schedule are Eastern Time. We'll continue to post updates as they're available. We encourage you to pass information about the courses along to your students.
For the latest information, please visit AP Central®.
Throughout this school year, students have worked diligently in their Advanced Placement courses. As we navigate through the uncharted events regarding COVID-19, we are working to keep everyone updated with the latest information and status of culminating exams. On, March 20, College Board shared information regarding the administration of these exams.
- Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place.
- There will be two different testing dates for students to choose from. Those dates and additional testing information will be available by April 3rd.
- Tests will be 45 minutes in length and students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.
- Material assessed will only consist of the material taught up until March of 2020.
- Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked this year to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.
- Should a student want to cancel their exam, they can do so with no penalty.
- As Test security is also a concern, the exam questions are designed and administered in ways that prevent cheating; we use a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software, to protect the integrity of the exams.
- Scoring at-home work for an AP Exam is not new to the AP Program. For years the AP Program has received and scored at-home student work as part of the exams for the AP Computer Science Principles and AP Capstone courses.
Virtual College Admissions Workshop Series - Posted March 24, 2020
Navigating the college search and decision process can be difficult. The University of Rochester's College Admissions Workshop Series is designed to give you an opportunity to learn directly from our admissions staff on important focused topics related to the college admissions process. Our staff will guide you through each topic and be available to answer any questions you may have as prepare to apply to the University of Rochester or other institutions. Topics include finding the right fit, the college essay, the college interview, and selective college admissions. Click the link below to sign up.
Each workshop series will be offered from 9:00–10:00 am EDT and 12:00–1:00 pm EDT. https://enrollment.rochester.edu/virtual-events/
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) - As a service to students and families, NACAC is providing this online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Information From College Admissions
Resources and information to support students
College Search Tools and Virtual Tours Tips - Posted March 20, 2020