In preparation for the spring 2021 AP testing, we are providing AP testing action items and resources from the College Board for your AP student(s). For information on current information on AP procedures, please access and review the SHS AP Testing OneNote Page.

2021 AP Testing Schedule  for the Bellevue School District.

The schedule is based on the following considerations:

College Board:

  • Established three administration sessions for May and June of 2021.
  • Established one make up session for all digital exams.
  • The College Board is requiring that all World Languages and Music Theory classes be administered in person.  There is no electronic version of these tests so there will be no opportunity for a makeup exam.
  • Calculus, Chemistry, Physics and Statistics are only offered digitally during the third administration session.

Bellevue School District:  Based on data from a student survey and meetings with an advisory group of AP administrators, teachers, and coordinators.

  • Survey Data:
    • Students preferred Digital Testing over Paper- Pencil Testing.
    • Juniors and Seniors preferred second administration session.
    • Seniors were concerned that the third administration session could impact graduation activities and the availability of test results to send to colleges and universities.
    • Freshmen and sophomores preferred the third administration session.
  • Other Data:
    • Make Up Tests are likely to be the last week of June or the first week of July when students are out of school.
  • World Languages and Music Theory:  This schedule was established based on space and proctor availability.
    • First administration will be the main testing window for all students.
    • Second administration will be for students who need small groups or one to one testing.
    • Third administration will be for students who must make up a test because of a conflict or technical difficulties.

Action needed:

  1. Please make sure that your student’s College Board account has accurate information, including legal name, date of birth, etc. Students’ information in their College Board accounts will be used to provide access to this year’s digital AP Exams and for score reporting purposes. Inaccurate information could jeopardize their ability to test or access scores. If any students need to correct information in their account, they should contact AP Services for Students as soon as possible. (See https://pages.collegeboard.org/account-help)
  2. Be sure to indicate through My AP the college, university, or scholarship program your student(s) would like to receive their free score report. Students indicate this information only through My AP. They no longer provide this information on their answer sheets. The deadline to indicate or change their free score report recipient through My AP is June 20.

AP Testing Resources:

AP Daily videos will be available in AP Classroom for every topic and skill in every unit. Units 1–7 are currently in AP Classroom, and the full release schedule is available for all future units. AP Daily videos have also now been released for AP Art and Design, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Research, and AP Seminar. These short, mobile-friendly videos can be used in person, online, and in blended learning environments. Additionally, a new Instructional Resource Search feature helps teachers find all available instructional resources by skill or recommended reading, or any other search term. In addition to AP Daily videos, teachers can find relevant topic questions and personal progress checks. Students can watch AP Daily videos on their own or be assigned by their teachers. The videos are available to students who are enrolled in class sections or exam only sections.  Learn more here.

AP Live Online Review. In addition to the ongoing support available through free course pacing guides, AP Daily videos, and AP Classroom feedback, the College Board has live online review sessions, beginning April 19, recorded for students to watch anytime, anywhere.

Digital Exam Practice. Students can access the exam application and a digital exam practice resource that enables students to complete tech checks, experience the exam day flow, and practice answering exam questions, including each type of multiple-choice and free-response question they’ll encounter on exam day.

If you have questions, the best link for AP student resources is https://apstudents.collegeboard.org

Helpful pages include:

 https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/access-your-ap-resources

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/ap-2020-2021

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/course-index-page

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/ap-2020-2021/ap-daily

https://pages.collegeboard.org/account-help

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/digital-submission

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/about-ap-exams

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/calendar

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/about-ap-exams/practice-for-exams.