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Advanced Placement Testing Update

Dear RHS Parents/Guardians and Students,

We know many students and parents have questions regarding the upcoming Advanced Placement exams. The College Board has issued a statement beginning to clarify what we can expect in the upcoming months.

What we know to date is:

  1. Advanced Placement exams will be given using a new at-home testing option.
  2. All exams will be in an open note format, meaning students may refer to their notes or textbooks while taking the exam.
  3. Students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam. Free-response questions are essay-style questions that ask the test-taker to answer a series of questions using facts and examples as evidence to support their answers.
  4. There will be 2 testing date windows for each test; those dates have not yet been provided.
  5. Teachers have been provided with remote learning resources to share with students in preparation for the exams.

There are still many unanswered questions, including how students who no longer wish to take exams will receive refunds. The College Board has said there will be another press release on April 3rd.  We will continue to share the information as soon as it is available. In the meantime, please feel free to contact either one of us with any additional questions.

Patricia B. Taylor

James O’Hara
Director of Guidance

RCSD Communications Office