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ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS / COLLEGE BOARD UPDATES

365体育官方网站The BTHS Testing team would like to take this opportunity to share some extremely important and pertinent information regarding your upcoming AP Exams. We have included portions of direct communication from the College Board, including links, which you can find by clicking the headline above.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS / COLLEGE BOARD UPDATES 

Dear AP Students and Parents,

The BTHS Testing team would like to take this opportunity to share some extremely important and pertinent information regarding your upcoming AP Exams.  We have included portions of direct communication from the College Board, including links, which you can find at the bottom of this email.
It is crucial that you thoroughly read the AP TESTING GUIDE  - which will walk you through the testing process - STEP-BY-STEP.  This will help to reduce/eliminate Testing Day issues that could arise, and more importantly, address any issues and/or answer any questions that you may have.

Please be reminded of the following:
  1. All students are testing during regular administration.  There are no late exams.
  2.  Makeup testing is reserved for students that experience issues/malfunctions during the regular exam
  3.  Should the unfortunate situation occur that would cause a malfunction, it is up to the student to request the makeup, directly thru the college board within 48 hours of the initial exam.  Makeup exams are not requested through the school.
  4. Every exam will have an individual E-TICKET for admission to the testing site.  These tickets will be emailed to you 2 days prior to the test date.  You will also be able to access your E-TICKET in your College Board account.  Please note:  if you are taking 3 AP Exams, you will receive 3 different ticket - each exam has its own individual ticket
  5.  If you are not receiving emails from the College Board, please do the following;
    1. Check your SPAM / JUNK Folder
    2. Check the settings in your College Board account to make sure you have it set to receive emails
    3. Make sure your email address is correct on your CB account
    4. Update your phone number and allow for the CB to send you text messages
  6. You must log into your test 30 MINUTES PRIOR to the scheduled start time. If your exam begins at Noon - you must log in by 11:30 am, if your exam is at 2 pm - you must log in by 1:30 pm, and if your exam is at 4 pm, you must log in by 3:30 pm.  There will be a security protocol that you will have to go thru on the website prior to the start of the exam.  Exams will begin promptly - do not let the security features that you will have to go thru take away from your testing time.
  7. Some of you may have a slow connection or experience some lag issues.  DO NOT refresh your browser once you are logged in.  This could result in you being locked out of the exam.  
  8.  Once your exam begins, there will be a countdown clock - you MUST submit answers prior to the countdown clock timing out.  Partial answers are better than no answer - please be mindful of that countdown and submit your answers so it will upload to the College Board site.
  9. Students with approved  College Board testing accommodations will have that information programmed into their E-TICKET.  For example - if you have been approved for extended testing time, that extra time will be reflected in your countdown clock when your exam begins.
  10. There will be an AP Exam PRACTICE SESSION on May 4th.  This will give you the opportunity to walk-thru the online testing process and to test your technology to make sure everything is in working order for a smooth test day.

Again, please make sure you read the entire AP EXAM TESTING GUIDE, Review the Exam Day Checklist and take advantage of the Explainer Videos. All of these things are designed to help in making AP Exams as stress free as possible. Continue to check the College Board website for updates and information.   If you still have questions, please contact APTesting@telecommo.com.


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College Board
How to Prepare Your Students for the 2020 AP Exams

New Resources

• (.pdf/10.9 MB): The guide provides information about:

◦The AP Exam e-ticket

◦Five steps to take before test day

◦Understanding the test day experience

◦Exam scores, credit, and placement

• (.pdf/526 KB): Teachers should have their students complete this checklist for each exam they take and keep it next to them while testing.

•: New videos are available to give students quick, easily accessible information about their test day experience, what they need to do to prepare, exam security, and more. Explore the .

Other Reminders

AP Exam Demo (available May 4): AP students should use the clickable exam demo to practice the different ways to submit their exam responses. The demo will help students confirm that their testing device will be able to access and run the online exam. If they can’t access the demo, the final slide of the Testing Guide can help them troubleshoot. The sample content in the demo will be the same for all users and isn't a practice exam. We’ll send educators and students an email to remind them when the demo is available. Please encourage your students to take this important preparation step.

Online  prep week: The week before exams, online AP classes will focus on the exam day experience and sample exam questions.

Student Outreach:

◦If any of your students are having difficulty receiving College Board emails, walk them through the steps on the  page.

Information for AP Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams:

◦The above exams will be administered using a new dedicated app, the AP World Languages Exam App. Students taking these exams must use this app on smartphones or tablets. This free app will be available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store the week of May 11. We’ll email students and their teachers to let them know when the app is available to download. Visit  for more details.

◦A video walk-through of the test-taking experience will be available the week of May 4.

◦Details on accommodations for the above exams are also .

◦If your students are unsure about accessing the app, or if they don’t have a device, they can fill out  (or you can complete it on their behalf) as soon as possible so we can help support them (applicable to U.S. and U.S. territories).

Sincerely,

Advanced Placement Program