For 13,000 students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses, a date with destiny is fast approaching. This year’s Advanced Placement exams will be held online May 11-22. Dallas ISD’s Advanced Academic Services team urges students enrolled in AP classes to take a few final steps to prepare for the May exams. Students enrolled in AP classes who have questions about this year’s AP exams should contact their campus AP coordinator.
Due to COVID-19, the College Board, which oversees the administration of the exams, is making several new resources available to students online. These include the AP testing guide, exam day checklist, course-specific exam information, and videos to help with the testing experience.
Students are especially encouraged to view the AP 2020 Exam Demo available starting May 4 to confirm device compatibility and familiarize themselves with the testing format. The exam demo can be accessed through this link: https://bit.ly/2020APStudentInformation.
Advanced Academic Services is providing the following important updates and information regarding the AP exam schedule.
- https://youtu.be/mNs9nK006 – a YouTube video with information on the AP exams for 2020
- https://bit.ly/2020APStudentInformation– a link to the College Board student page with the exam schedule
All students enrolled in AP classes are expected to take the exams, paid for by the district. Passing the exams with a score of 3, 4, or 5 can qualify students for college credit depending on the college they attend. If they score well and earn credit for introductory college courses, success on AP exams can potentially save students thousands of dollars in tuition fees.
Parents can go here to learn more about the Advanced Placement program and the advantages of student participation. A video with tips to help parents prepare their students for AP exams is available here.