The following letter was written by Fayetteville-Manlius High School Assistant Principal Karen Liparulo for F-M Advanced Placement students and their families.
Dear AP students and parents,
I hope you and your families are doing well. As schools and communities navigate these unprecedented times, many of you may know the College Board AP Program has released information regarding the upcoming administration of exams. AP Exams will be administered online during two testing periods, May 11-22. Makeup test dates will be available for each subject from June 1-5, however, these dates are reserved for extenuating circumstances only, and must be approved by the school.
Please note, students who have been approved for accommodations by the College Board will receive their accommodations via an embedded format specific to their exam.
The College Board has released the full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam. Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question will be timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.
- Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They’ll be able to type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phones.
- For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, plus an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up.
- Certain courses—Art and Design: 2D; Art and Design: 3D; Computer Science Principles; Drawing; Research; and Seminar—will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. All deadlines for these submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET. Teachers and students may receive separate course-specific communications.
- Like many college-level exams, this year’s AP Exams will be open book/open note. 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. However, students taking the exams may not consult with any other individuals during the testing period. The College Board will take the necessary steps to protect the integrity of each exam administration and have built in a comprehensive and strict protocols to prevent and detect cheating.
While some of these practices are confidential to maximize their effectiveness, students and parents can learn more about these security measures. Students should understand that those attempting to gain an unfair advantage will either be blocked from testing or their AP scores will be canceled, and the high school will be notified as will colleges or other organizations to which the student has already sent any College Board scores, including SAT scores.
Please contact your teacher or me if you have any questions.
Thank you very much.
Monday, May 11, 2020
12 p.m. – Physics C: Mechanics
2 p.m. – Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
4 p.m. – United States Government and Politics
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
12 p.m. – Latin
2 p.m. – Calculus AB / Calculus BC
4 p.m. – Human Geography
Wednesday, May 13, 2 020
12 p. m. – Physics 2: Algebra-Based
2 p.m. – English Literature and Composition
4 p.m. – European History
Thursday, May 14, 2020
12 p.m. – Spanish Literature and Culture
2 p.m. – Chemistry
4 p.m. – Physics 1: Algebra-Based
Friday, May 15, 2020
12 p.m. – Art History
2 p.m. – United States History
4 p.m. – Computer Science A
Monday, May 18, 2020
12 p.m. – Chinese Language and Culture
2 p.m. – Biology
4 p.m. – Environmental Science
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
12 p.m. – Music Theory
2 p.m. – Psychology
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
12 p.m. – German Language and Culture
2 p.m. – English Language and Composition
4 p.m. – Microeconomics
Thursday, May 21, 2020
12 p.m. – French Language and Culture
2 p.m. – World History: Modern
4 p.m. – Macroeconomics
Friday, May 22, 2020
12 p.m. – Comparative Government and Politics
2 p.m. – Statistics
4 p.m. – Spanish Language and Culture
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Art and Design – Last day to submit digital portfolio.