• Advanced Placement (AP) Testing May 2020

     4/6/2020 UPDATE From The College Board:

    The College Board has shared an updated AP exam schedule and details about exam administration during the COVID 19 crisis. Students may be feeling anxious about taking the exams,  The College Board has clear, concise information for students to help ease them into what's next.  Please reach out to your student's AP teacher if you have any questions.
     
    Here are some key points you should know.

    Exam Length, Structure, and Format

    • The exams will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March. We know that some students have lost more class time than others, and we want to be fair to all students.
    • Like many college-level exams, this year’s AP Exams will be open book/open note. Tips for Success on Open Book/Open Note Exam.
    • Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question is timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.
    • For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, and include an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up.
    • Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They will be able to either type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phone.
    • If a student no longer feels confident in taking the exam, they are able to cancel their test with no fee.
     
     
     

     

    • Exams will be given from May 11 through May 22.  Each subject’s exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.  Schedule attached below.  

     

    Date

    Test

    Time

    Monday, May 11

    United States Government and Politics

    3pm

    Tues, May 12

    Calculus AB

    1pm

     

    Calculus BC

    1pm

     

    Human Geography

    3pm

    Thursday, May 14

    Chemistry

    1pm

     

    Physics 1

    3pm

    Friday, May 15

    US History

    1pm

    Monday, May 18

    Biology

    1pm

    Tuesday, May 19

    Psychology

    1pm

    Wednesday, May 20

    Microeconomics

    3pm

    Thursday, May 21

    World History

    1pm

     

    Macroeconomics

    3pm

    Friday, May 22

    Statistics

    1pm

    Tuesday, May 26

    2D Art & Design

    Submission due by 10:59pm

     

    3D Art & Design

    Submission due by 10:59pm

     

    Drawing

    Submission due by 10:59pm

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    Advanced Placement (AP) Courses:

    Advanced Placement is a program run by the College Board (the makers of the SAT) that allows you to take courses at your high school, which can earn you college credit and/or qualify you for more advanced classes when you begin college.

    So what are AP courses? They are designed to give you the experience of an intro-level college class while you’re still in high school. Plus, you can get college credit for the class if you pass the AP exam.

    AP classes were created in the mid-1950s as a response to the widening gap between secondary school (high school) and college. A pilot program in 1952 had 11 subjects, but AP didn’t officially launch until the 1956 school year, when the College Board took over the program and named it the College Board Advanced Placement Program.

    But what exactly are AP exams? An AP exam is basically a test of all you learn in an AP class. You earn college credit if you pass the exam given at the end of the year in May.  AP tests are scored between 1 and 5, with anything above a 3 considered passing.  

    At North High School we currently offer 15 AP courses for student to take.  

     

    KEY CHANGES TO THE COLLEGE BOARD AP PROGRAM FOR 2019-2020

    • Teachers share the join code with the students in their class along with instructions for signing in and joining the class section.

    •  Students sign in to myap.collegeboard.org and enroll in their AP class sections using the unique join code for each.

    •  Students must join their AP class on the website - this is the only way a test will be ordered for them.
    •  Students need to decide in October if they are going to take the AP test in May.  Payment will need to be made in October in the guidance office by credit card.
    •  The deadline for ordering and paying for AP exams is November 1st.
    •  AP Exams will be $50/exam or $10/exam on free/reduced status.  Additional fees will be applied for cancelled/missed exams. Students who don’t show up for their exam(s) will incur a $40 fee from College Board (regardless of free/reduced status)

     

     

    Please use this document to indicate if students will or will not be taking the AP test in May.   It can be returned to the Guidance office or emailed back to swoodbury@isd622.org by November 1st with payment for the tests.    

    Click here to view the August 30, 2019 Parent email that was sent out to all parents of AP students.

     

    Testing Schedule for 2019-2020:

     

    Date

    Morning

    Afternoon

    Monday, May 4

    US Government & Politics

     

    Tuesday, May 5

    Calculus AB

    Calculus BC

    Human Geography

    Wednesday, May 6

       

    Thursday, May 7

    Chemistry

    Physics

    Friday, May 8

    US History

     



    Date

    Morning

    Afternoon

    Monday, May 11

    Biology

     

    Tuesday, May 12

     

    Psychology

    Wednesday, May 13

     

    Microeconomics

    Thursday, May 14

    World History

    Macroeconomics

    Friday, May 15

     

    Statistics