• AP TESTING UPDATE                                                                                                   

    4-10-2020

     

    AP Testing Update April 10, 2020 - pdf

    Below you will see the latest updates from the College Board regarding the upcoming AP testing as well as a few helpful links. Even though we will not move forward as originally planned, please know that we are here to help. We know that your teachers will continue to teach, support and prepare you for the upcoming exams. If you have any further questions, please visit the link below on the College Board site for continuous updates. We are also available should you have additional questions or needs. Best of luck to you as you prepare for the upcoming AP exams and finish-up this school year. This information is the most current we have, but please understand that the situation is fluid. We will continue to share updates as we get closer to the first testing date.

     

    EXAM DATES:

    • Primary Testing Dates have been adjusted: new dates May 11–22
      • Each subject's exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.
      • All students will have access to test on the primary date through the College Board online testing system.
      • All students should plan to test during this initial two-week window as content will be fresh, dates are prior to the end of the school year, and in the event of a technology issue or other unforeseen circumstance, the make-up dates would still be available.

     

    • Makeup Testing Dates: June 1–5
      • These are the final testing dates and would be available to all students who do not test on the primary testing dates.

     

     

    EXAM FORMAT:

    • All exams will be given online using a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
      • Students will be able to type and upload their responses online, or write responses by hand and submit a picture using a cell phone.
      • Exams must be accessed and submitted on the same device (switching devices is prohibited during the time period of the exam).
      • Tips for taking an exam on a specific device, along with additional testing instructions and video demonstrations on how to access the testing system, will be sent to students from College Board at the end of April.
      • *If a student is concerned about technology access, please let us know (see contact information below)

     

    • Testing Format: roughly 45-minute open-book exam plus additional time to upload work
      • Exams will have one or two free-response/essay question(s), and each question will be timed separately.
      • Tests with multiple questions will require students to upload and submit their first response before moving on to the second question.
      • Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.
      • Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes prior to testing to get set up.

     

    • Certain courses—Art and Design: 2D, Drawing, Computer Science Principles—will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. These courses have reduced portfolio requirements. All deadlines for these submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET.

     

    (Scroll down below the schedule and select the + icon to expand the information which may include subjects covered on exam, question-type(s) and description, exam timing, submission information, etc.)

    ADDITIONAL EXAM INFORMATION:

    • Accommodations: College Board has stated that previously approved testing accommodations will be applied using the testing platform. Additional information from College Board will be coming soon

    (See FAQ link below).

     

    • Exams will be scored by College Board’s network of faculty and AP teachers on the traditional 1–5 scale. College Board is anticipating releasing scores as close to the usual July timeframe as possible.

     

    • AP teachers will receive their students' responses from the online exams by May 26.

     

    • Exam Security: A comprehensive and strict set of protocols has been put in place to prevent and detect cheating. Students and teachers can learn more using this link: security measures.

     

    • College Board will provide additional information by the end of April. Stay tuned!

     

    AP REVIEW COURSES:

    • Live AP review courses began on March 25 and can be viewed on demand at your convenience. These are being offered by College Board to students around the world, as an optional way to prepare for your exams during this difficult time.

     

     

    EXAM CANCELLATION:

    • We encourage all students to continue to prepare for and take their upcoming exam(s). However, we understand that in light of the circumstances, some students may no longer wish to take an AP exam. We encourage you to communicate with your teacher to discuss your questions and/or concerns.
      • College Board will waive the $40.00/exam cancellation fee for students who do not take an exam. Your exam(s) will automatically be canceled if you do not log in and take the exam in May or June.
      • NO exam fees (base fee, late fee or cancelation fee) will be charged to students who do not take an exam. Fees will remain the same for exams that are taken in May or June.
      • GHS will issue refunds to all students who do not take an exam. Refunds will be processed after the final day of testing (June 5) once the school receives the updated report and invoice of students who took an exam.

     

    Click here for the Frequently Asked Questions page on College Board site

     

    As a reminder, do not forget to indicate which college or institution you would like to receive your free AP score report. To do so, log in to College Board and go to your AP profile. Under AP Profile, you can enter the school code under the Score Send tab.

     

    Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any additional questions. Best wishes to all!

     

    Jamee Ulitzky                                                                         

    julitzky2@cherrycreekschools.org                            

    (720)886-6640

    *email is best

     

    Kathy Gallagher   

    kgallagher7@cherrycreekschools.org

     

  • About AP

    Advanced Placement (AP)

    Grandview High School offers a comprehensive Advanced Placement (AP) program. AP, sponsored by the College Board, is an intensive program of college-level courses and examinations offered in high school. AP examinations are graded on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 indicating “no recommendation”, and 5 indicating “extremely well qualified.” The College Board, the Advanced Placement Program, and the American Council on Education concur that grades of 3, 4, and 5 should be consid-ered qualifying grades by colleges and universities. Students who take an AP course are expected to take the exam.  Stu-dents who earn satisfactory grades on AP exams may be granted credit by their college or university. Each college or university has its own criteria for awarding AP credit.  Students are encouraged to check with the individual institution.  Students may also be eligi-ble for AP Scholar awards which recognize high school students who demonstrate college-level achievement on specified numbers of AP exams. The Advanced Placement Program charges a fee (approximately $100 per test) for each examina-tion taken. Financial aid is available, as needed.  Additional information is available from the AP Coordinator, Mr. Trevor Watrous, in L104 or from the Grandview Counseling Department. 

    AP Courses Offered at Grandview:

    • AP Biology
    • AP Calculus AB
    • AP Calculus BC
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Chinese Language and Culture
    • AP Comparative Government
    • AP Computer Science A
    • AP Computer Science Principles
    • AP English Language and Composition
    • AP English Literature and Composition
    • AP Environmental Science
    • AP European History
    • AP French Language and Culture
    • AP German Language and Culture
    • AP Human Geography
    • AP Macroeconomics
    • AP Microeconomics
    • AP Music Theory
    • AP Physics 1
    • AP Physics 2
    • AP Physics C
    • AP Psychology
    • AP Spanish Lang/Culture
    • AP Spanish Literature
    • AP Statistics
    • AP US Government and Politics
    • AP US History
    • AP World History

  • AP Exam Dates 2020

    Monday, May 4, 2020

    Morning Exams (beginning at 8:00 am)

    • United States Government and Politics

    Afternoon Exams (beginning at 12:00 pm)

    • Physics C: Mechanics

    Afternoon Exams (beginning at 2:00 pm)

    • Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    Morning Exams (beginning at 8:00 am)

    • Calculus AB
    • Calculus BC

    Afternoon Exams (beginning at 12:00 pm)

    • German Language and Culture
    • Human Geography

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    Morning Exams (beginning at 8:00 am)

    • English Literature and Composition

    Afternoon Exams (beginning at 12:00 pm)

    • European History
    • Physics 2: Algebra-Based

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

    Morning Exams (beginning at 8:00 am)

    • Chemistry
    • Spanish Literature and Culture

    Afternoon Exams (beginning at 12:00 pm)

    • Physics 1: Algebra-Based

    Friday, May 8, 2020

    Morning Exams (beginning at 8:00 am)

    • United States History

    Afternoon Exams (beginning at 12:00 pm)

    • Computer Science A

    Monday, May 11, 2020

    Morning Exams (beginning at 8:00 am)

    • Biology

    Afternoon Exams (beginning at 12:00 pm)

    • Chinesse Language and Culture
    • Environmental Science

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    Morning Exams (beginning at 8:00 am)

    • Spanish Language and Culture

    Afternoon Exams (beginning at 12:00 pm)

    • Psychology

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    Morning Exams (beginning at 8:00 am)

    • English Language and Composition

    Afternoon Exams (beginning at 12:00 pm)

    • Microeconomics
    • Music Theory

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

    Morning Exams (begin at 8:00 am)

    • Comparative Government and Politics
    • World History: Modern

    Afternoon Exams (beginning at 12:00 pm)

    • Macroeconomics

    Friday, May 15, 2020

    Morning Exams (begin at 8:00 am)

    • Computer Science Prinicples
    • French Language and Culture

    Afternoon Exams (beginning at 12:00 pm)

    • Statistics

    AP Exam Testing Dates 2019 - 2020

  • AP Exam Registration

    AP Exam Registration 2019 - 2020

    There are multiple changes to AP registration and ordering for the 2019-2020 school year. Please take a minute to review the following information about upcoming AP changes as it contains important details, most notably:

    • Deadline to register for an AP exam(s) will now be in the fall, instead of in February. Students must register by November 1, 2019 for full-year and first-semester courses.  Students taking a second-semester AP course will have until February 28, 2020, to register for their exam(s).
    • College Board has implemented a $40 (per exam) late fee for exams ordered after the deadline and also a $40 cancellation fee (per exam) for exams which are cancelled after November 15, 2019 or March 13, 2020 (second semester).

    AP Exam Ordering Process

    • Parents and students will no longer be using a third party vendor as we have used in the past to register and pay for AP exams. Students will now use myap.collegeboard.org to gain access to class resources and materials as well as register for exam(s).
    • AP teachers have received a class-specific “access code” that they will share with students to access materials and resources on the College Board site. This will also be where students will register online for their AP exam(s).

    *Note – students should not create a second College Board account. If they are having issues accessing their previous account, or creating a new account, please have them visit L104. 

    2019-2020 AP Exam Fees

    • Cost of a standard AP exam ordered by November 1, 2019 without any late fees assessed = $95/exam.   (February 28, 2020, for second-semester AP courses only)
    • Cost of an exam for students who qualify for free/reduced lunch who order by November 1, 2019 = $20/exam. (February 28, 2020, for second-semester AP courses only)
    • Orders placed after November 15, 2019, will be subject to a $40 late registration fee. (March 13, 2020, for second-semester AP courses only)

    Payment for AP Exam(s)

    • Check or Cash – bring to L104 in person

    *Note: Checks should be made out to Grandview High School. A receipt will be provided for check/cash payments.

    • Credit Card – Online through the GHS website (under “Payments” à “AP Testing”). This will direct you to RevTrak to complete payment online. There is an additional 3.6% service charge for online credit card payments. A receipt will be sent via email.

    Financial Aid and Assistance

    • Financial aid is available for students who meet the criteria for free and reduced lunch. Students need to bring a copy of their Letter of Eligibility to L104. To request a copy of this letter, you may contact Food and Nutrition Services office at (720) 886-7172.
    • Financial concerns should not prevent a student from taking an exam. If needed, please see Mrs. Gallagher or Mrs. Ulitzky in L104 to create a payment plan. A minimum amount per exam will be required prior to the initial registration deadline.
    • All payments associated with a payment plan must be completed by March 31, 2020.

    Cancellation of exams

    Exams cancelled by November 15, 2019, will be subject to a full refund. Exams canceled after this date will be charged a $40 cancellation fee. Students must stop by L104 or contact Kathy Gallagher at (720) 886-6640 or kgallagher7@cherrycreekschools.org if they wish to cancel an exam and receive a refund. Students in a second-semester AP course should follow this same process by February 28, 2020, to cancel their exam in order to receive a full refund.

    Questions?

    Please stop by L104 or contact one of the following:

    Jamee Ulitzky

    julitzky2@cherrycreekschools.org

    720-886-6640               

    Kathy Gallagher

    kgallagher7@cherrycreekschools.org

    720-886-6640

    GHS AP Exam Registration Process 2019 - 2020