Aledo High School's AP Policy

Please be aware of the AP exam policies and rules set forth by this school and the College Board:

  • No students will be allowed admittance to exam rooms once exam has started.
  • During scheduled or unscheduled breaks during exams, students are not allowed to consult textbooks, notes, or ask questions to teachers or other students. Do not use electronic or communication devices during breaks.
  • Do not leave the building during the exam.


  • Two sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers, for all responses on your multiple-choice answer sheet. 
  • Two pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams.
  • A watch that does not have internet access, does not beep, and does not have an alarm.
  • Up to two approved calculators with the necessary capabilities if you’re taking the AP Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, or Statistics Exams. Visit to find the calculator policy for your subject. For a list of approved graphing calculators, visit
  • A ruler or straightedge only if you’re taking an AP Physics Exam. Protractors are not allowed.
  • If you don’t attend the school where you’re taking the exam, you must bring a current government-issued or school-issued photo ID.
  • If you’ve been approved for testing accommodations, bring your SSD Student Accommodations Letter to verify your approval.


  • Electronic equipment (phones, smartwatches, or wearable technology of any kind, laptops, tablet computers, Bluetooth devices, portable listening or recording devices—MP3 player, iPod, etc.—cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, separate timers of any type, and any other electronic or communication devices) are prohibited in the exam room and break areas. School-owned and -controlled digital recording devices are allowed only for the AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams, and the AP Music Theory Exam.
  • Books, compasses, protractors, mechanical pencils, pencils that aren’t No. 2, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, notes, or colored pencils.
  • Scratch paper; notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets or, for Chinese Language and Culture and Japanese Language and Culture only, on scratch paper provided by the proctor.
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm.
  • Computers or calculators as previously noted.
  • Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions.
  • Ear plugs.
  • Clothing or shoes with subject-related information.
  • Food or drink.
  • Clipboards.


The following AP exams will be administered digitally:

  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP English Language and Composition 
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Seminar 
  • AP U.S. History 
  • AP World History: Modern

The Digital Testing Experience  

Students should expect a new experience when they take a digital AP Exam. It’s not just about clicking instead of bubbling, it’s about a more self-directed exam day. 

Students should be ready to: 

  • Sign in to Bluebook with their College Board account. 
  • Read most instructions on their device—students will only hear a few instructions from their proctor before they start testing. 
  • Take their break (if applicable) when Bluebook notifies them to. 
  • Use digital equivalents of the accommodations they use on paper exams. 

Try a Test Preview in Bluebook 

Students are encouraged to try a test preview in the Bluebook testing app

As soon as Bluebook is downloaded to a student’s device, and they have signed in with their College Board account, they should explore sample AP Exam questions and get familiar with the testing tools in the app.

Test previews are not timed or scored, and students won’t receive feedback on their answers.

You can view the College Board’s complete policy at

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