NEW YORK (CLARKSVILLENOW) – With an overwhelming majority of students out of school due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The College Board’s AP Program has announced a new, at-home testing option for Advanced Placement (AP) students.
AP classes offer high school students a chance to earn college credit through an advanced class. A student who earns a 3 or higher (out of 5) on their end-of-the-year AP Exam will receive their college credits. The College Board offers 38 AP classes across seven subjects.
The announcement follows news that standardized testing requirements will be waved this year both on the federal and state levels, including TCAP and TNReady. The College Board surveyed 18,000 students, with 91% indicating a desire to complete their final AP requirements.
In order to allow students to earn their college credits while maintaining CDC guidelines, students may take a 45-minute online exam at home for this school year only. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting exam questions that will on the tests.
The College Board will allow local institutions to decide the best means for students to complete coursework. Recognizing that many students have lost valuable instruction time, this years exams will only include topics that most classes would have covered by early March.
CMCSS responded to the news via their Facebook page on Monday, March 23.
“Though the format will be non-traditional, CMCSS believes that our students are better prepared than most to demonstrate their mastery through digital ways. We are committed