Paige Thurman
Important Information for AP Students:
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AP Exam Administration

 

For the 2019-20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.

Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates.

AP curricula are locally developed and we defer to local decisions on how best to help students complete coursework. To be fair to all students, some of whom have lost more instructional time than others, the exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.

Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they've worked this year to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.

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.

We recognize that the digital divide could prevent some low-income and rural students from participating. Working with partners, we'll invest so these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If your students need mobile tools or connectivity, you can reach us directly to let us know.

The exam questions are designed 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 isn't 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.

We'll continue to support students with free resources through exam day. And while we encourage students to wait until closer to the test date to decide, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.

Information about the reduced scope of content that will be covered on each 2020 AP Exam is currently posted on AP Central®. The specific test dates and the free-response question types will all be posted by April 3. We'll also unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.

Daily Online Review AP Classes

Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students and schools will have access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The lessons will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. These mobile-friendly classes are:

Designed to be used alongside work that may be given by schools.

Recorded and will be available on-demand so teachers and students can access them any time.

From Mrs. Thurman:
You will be taking a 45 minute Free Response AP exam. They have not decided yet exactly what that will look like, but I bet it will be either an analysis essay or an argumentative essay. Regardless, I know you can do well. They will be telling what essay type on April 3. That is also when they should give us a schedule for when you can take the exam. There will be no multiple choice.
I need to know ASAP if anyone in the class does not have access to the internet through some sort of device. Please make sure everyone sees this message; not everyone is signed up for remind.
If you need to sign up for remind, text @d232he to 81010.
I highly encourage all AP students to do the free AP review lessons referenced above. There will be a lesson from 3:00-3:45 this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Further AP info here:
https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates#free-ap-classes

For ALL students:
In March, I like to teach a play called A Raisin in the Sun. It is set in the 1950s with characters dealing with many of the same things we are dealing with now. You can watch the play on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKj7wcuY6X8. I'll send out study guide questions you can answer and send to me for extra credit.
For every extra credit assignment I give, I'll make it an assignment in INOW. Anyone who completes it will receive a 100/100, meaning that their average for the fourth nine weeks will be a 100 (which could greatly help some of you). The more assignments you do, the higher your grade is if and when we go back to school and you have other grades that average in with those 100s.


Keep me in the loop with how you are doing. Most important take-aways:
1)If anyone has zero access to internet, I need to know ASAP. Check on the four people who sit around you in class!
2)AP students, check out the online classes Wednesday.
3)All students, take a look at A Raisin in the Sun (and let me know if you want some more awesome American plays to watch).
4)Let me know if I can help you in anything -- school-work, anything corona virus related, or anything.