Student Testing

AP Testing

Primary and Makeup Exam Dates

AP Exams are being offered May 11-22. If a student is unable to test during this window, makeup dates are available June 1–5. Students should be encouraged to test during the primary May 11–22 window. If they have technical difficulties during the primary testing window, they can test during the makeup testing window.

No action is required by the student or the school to communicate to the AP Program the date students intend to test; the student will just sign in for the exam on the date they want to test following the information provided by the AP Program. Please look at the AP Exam Schedule where you can find the dates and times of your specific exams.

Test Security and Integrity

Like many college-level exams, this year’s AP Exams will be open book/open note. However, students may not consult with any other individuals during the testing period (with the exception of students working on the AP Computer Science Principles Create performance task). We will take the necessary steps to protect the integrity of each exam administration, as we do every year.

We are confident the vast majority of AP students will follow the rules for taking the exams. For the small number of students who may try to gain an unfair advantage, we have a comprehensive and strict set of protocols in place to prevent and detect cheating. We are keeping some of these protocols confidential to maximize their effectiveness.

We've Designed the Exams with Security in Mind

  • The exam format and questions are being designed specifically for an at-home administration, so points will not be earned from content that can be found in textbooks or online.
  • Each subject’s exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.
  • On test day, students will be required to verify their identity and confirm the work they submitted is their own.

We'll Use Tools to Detect Plagiarism

  • We’re using a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software and post-administration analytics, to protect the integrity of the exams.
  • In addition, each student’s AP teacher will receive copies of the work the student submits to us, enabling teachers to spot inconsistencies with students’ known work.

Students Who Violate Exam Security Will Receive Consequences

  • Students whose responses mirror online content or other students’ submissions will have their scores canceled.
  • Students sharing or receiving exam content or exam responses, or engaging in any plans or efforts to provide or gain an unfair advantage, will be blocked from testing or their AP scores will be canceled. This includes communications or assistance in person, via the Internet, via social media, or by any other means.
  • If we determine that a student gained or provided an unfair advantage on an AP Exam, we’ll notify their high school so the school can choose to take necessary disciplinary action, as appropriate. We’ll also provide information about the incident to colleges or other organizations to which the student has already sent any College Board scores (including SAT scores)—or to which the student would send scores in the future.
  • Students who attempt to gain an unfair advantage also may be prohibited from taking a future Advanced Placement Exam as well as the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, or CLEP assessments.
  • Under certain circumstances, College Board may inform law enforcement of any incident to determine if prosecution of the test taker, or anyone assisting the test taker in misconduct, is warranted.

Students Testing with Accommodations

Students will be able to take online AP Exams with College Board–approved accommodations such as extended time. More details will be available soon.

Students Will Be Emailed Exam Information

Students whom you’ve ordered exams for will be emailed exam information at the email address the student provided in their College Board student account. It’s important that students can access the email address they provided from home. If you have signed up for your account using your school email address, please log into college board and going to account settings to change to a personal email address.  It’s also important that students indicate their school correctly in their My AP registration, to ensure accurate score reporting.

Policies Changing for 2020 Exams

The AP Program is waiving all unused/canceled exam fees this year regardless of when the exam was canceled. We won’t charge anything for an exam that isn’t taken, including the base exam fee as well as any additional fees such as the late order fee and canceled/unused exam fee.

Unused/canceled exam fees will be removed in AP Registration and Ordering after the second testing window (June 1–5).

I do not want to take my AP Exam any longer, how do I cancel it? You do not need to do anything to cancel your AP Exam this year.  By not taking the exam the day it is assigned is your acknowledgement of cancellation.  College Board will not be charging any fees to do this.  If students have already paid for the exams past the 6 that FCPS allows, families will be reimbursed at the end of June.

AP Art and Design: Extended Submission Deadline

May 26, 11:59 p.m. ET is the extended deadline for AP Art and Design students to submit their work through the AP Art and Design digital submission web application. Students won't submit physical portfolios this year. The requirements for submitted work have been updated—review the course-specific exam information for details. Videos are available for Art and Design students, and later this month details will be provided to students about photographing, resizing, and uploading their work.

Stay up to date by following the College Board here

NEW AP FAQ’s here

AP Questions can be directed to our AP Testing Coordinator Jennifer Baldesare here

Alert NEW AP Information

AP News

For students testing with accommodations the latest information is listed below.  This information will be sent to students individually via the College Board.  Also below is an action item regarding student email addresses.  Students need to be using a personal email address to receive their AP Exam(s).  We currently have 8 students who are NOT using the correct email address.  The AP Coordinator, Counselors, and Teachers have reached out to these students, however, this serves as a reminder to follow the steps below as this is a crucial action item.  Finally information about cancelling exams, refund information, and weighting is listed below.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

The information below was delivered to educators on Tuesday night with information and links to the accommodations page for the May 2020 AP exams.  I have also linked the page Accommodations for 2020 AP Exams.  Please read through this page carefully as it outlines new information about the May 2020 AP exams and accommodations - including guidelines for supports for temporary medical conditions and waiving accommodations.  Please also share this with your AP coordinators and teachers as you deem appropriate. 

 

STUDENT EMAIL ADDRESSES

AP Students should (use the this one-pager  for a student walk-through)

  1. Check their email and ensure their correct email address is saved in their College Board account.  The email address needs to be a personal email NOT an fcpsschools.net email
  2. Update their phone number and give us permission to text them in their College Board account.
  3. Mark @email as part of their approved sender lists.
  4. Students can also indicate the college, university, or scholarship program  to receive their one free AP score send for this year’s administration.

 

Cancelling and AP Exam Question: How does a student cancel an AP exam if they do not wish to take an online exam? 

Answer:. No staff action is necessary to cancel an AP exam. If a student does not take the exam it is automatically cancelled and the $40 cancellation fee will not be assessed.

Refunds

Question: Will homeschool students, non-enrolled students, and students with AP exam counts over the six be refunded the $94 AP Exam fee if they choose to not take their exam(s) be refunded the AP exam fee?   Answer: Yes. Refunds will be issued starting June 8, 2020 (after the final day of AP testing on June 5). Weighting

Question:  If I do not take the AP Exam will I still be eligible for the 1.0 weight to my GPA? Answer: YES!  All students regardless of taking the exam will receive the 1.0 weight to the GPA.

 

AP Exam Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

Testing Accommodations

Students needing accommodations for the SAT and/or ACT should contact the Director of Student Services or Special Education Department Chair at Langley High School for more information. The process for requesting accommodations is lengthy so please plan in advance of testing day, preferably 8 weeks prior.

Langley High School CEEB Code: 471393

If you are requesting accommodations, please complete and return this form for ACT accommodations and this form for SAT and College Board accommodations.  Please include all requested documents and deliver it to the appropriate person listed on the bottom of the form.

More SAT Information

SAT

The SAT is a college entrance exam that numerous colleges use for the purpose of college admissions.  

Langley High School is not a testing center at this time due to renovation.

Register early!

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