College Board Changes AP Exams Again to Accommodate Pandemic-Era Testing

Wisconsin Rapids (OnFocus) – All of the changes schools have faced, and students have adjusted to, have meant testing looks much different than in it did prior to the pandemic.

This doesn’t look like the standardized testing of yesteryear.

Last year, the College Board, responsible for Advanced Placement testing that allows high school students to receive college credit by passing rigorous tests, instituted some changes to its structure and delivery.

In 2020-21, the changes continue.

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 As Emily Tate reported with edsurge.com, no longer will the format be strictly paper and pencil. Last year, AP tests enabled a different form that was open book, open note. This year, there will be multiple options:
  • traditional paper-and-pencil AP exam with a proctor—the same way students did before the pandemic
  • digital version: full-length (three to four hours, instead of 45 minutes, as was the case last year) and virtually the same as the handwritten version.

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]