In order to acknowledge and respect the hard work of AP Students and preserve the opportunity for earning college credit, the College Board has decided to go forward with AP testing by allowing at-home testing.
The College Board will streamline the content that is covered on the test, shorten the exam and provide additional resources for learning and review. Your AP teachers will be sharing specific information with you and revising their courses accordingly.
Tests Will Be Taken Home
- Tests will be a 45 minute online exam (Free-response type questions).
- Can be taken on any device a student has access to including a computer, tablet, smartphone or by submitting a picture of written work.
- Tests will cover only content that most AP teachers have covered by early March.
- See table below for Units covered for each AP Course.
Additional Resources for Learning and Review
- Free online live AP review sessions taught by AP teachers across the country will begin March 25. The schedule for review for each AP course is posted here: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates#free-ap-classes
- These sessions will also be recorded to view on-demand.
- Free response question types will be posted on April 3.
- Two testing dates will be offered to choose from. Teachers will discuss with students which date will be most beneficial for particular AP classes. Dates will be posted on April 3.
- College Board is confident the integrity of the exams will be protected.
- They employ multiple digital security tools.
- This process has been used in the past on a smaller scale for other emergency testing with success.
Colleges are on board and will accept qualifying scores on these exams for credit.
|AP Subject||Exam question(s) will only cover:||Exam questions (s) will NOT cover:||Exam question type(s)||Exam Date #1||Exam Date #2|
|Art History||Units 1-6||Units 7-10||*||*||*|
|Biology||Units 1-6||Units 7-8||*||*||*|
|Calculus AB||Units 1-7||Unit 8||*||*||*|
|Computer Science A||Units 1-7||Units 8-10||*||*||*|
|English Literature & Composition||Units 1-7||Units 8-9||*||*||*|
|Environmental Science||Units 1-7||Units 8-9||*||*||*|
|Government and Politics: U.S.||Units 1-3||Units 4-5||*||*||*|
|Physics 1||Units 1-7||Units 8-10||*||*||*|
|Psychology||Units 1-7||Units 8-9||*||*||*|
|U.S. History||Units 1-7||Units 8-9||*||*||*|
|World History||Units 1-6||Units 7-9||*||*||*|
* Information expected on April 3