Strongsville High School's AP Policy

  • Cell Phones Electronic equipment (cell phone, smart phone, smart watches, laptop,tablet computer, etc.), portable listening or recording devices (MP3 player, iPod, etc.), cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the Internet, and any other electronic or communication devices are prohibited in the exam room. If a student is observed with any of these devices during testing or during breaks, the student may be dismissed from the exam room, and the device may be confiscated. If a student posts to any form of social media during the exam, the student’s scores will be canceled, and no retest will be permitted. No photos may be taken in the exam room during an exam.
  • Calculator Policy A graphing calculator is required if students are taking the AP Calculus AB or Calculus BC Exam. A graphing calculator with statistical capabilities is expected if they are taking the AP Statistics Exam. A scientific or graphing calculator is permitted for both Section I and Section II of the Physics 1, Physics 2, and both Physics C Exams. A scientific or graphing calculator is permitted for Section II only of the AP Chemistry Exam. A simple four-function (with square root) calculator is allowed for the AP Biology Exam. Students may bring up to two calculators to these exams, but they may not share calculators. For Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics exams, if a student has a graphing calculator, it must be on the approved calculator list. See the individual subject restrictions on the next few pages for more information on which calculators are allowed. Calculators are not allowed for any other AP Exams, including Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Environmental Science.
  • Report Times All morning exams begin at 8AM.  Students must arrive at the test site by 7:40 AM.  All afternoon exams, with the exception of Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, begin at 12 PM, noon.  Please arrive for noon exams by 11:40 AM.  
  • Pre-Admisssion Session- All students are REQUIRED to attend a Pre-administration.  All Pre-Administration sessions will be held in the Little Theater.  
  • Closing the Exam Room/ Latecomers- No students may be admitted after the start of the exam unless unusual circumstances warrant it and the multiple-choice section has not been completed. In this instance, latecomers can test in a separate room as long as additional proctors monitor them during the entire exam, including all breaks.
  • Cheating/Misconduct- If you engage in misconduct in connection with an AP Exam, you may be asked to turn in your exam materials and leave the testing room. You may not return to the testing room, and your AP Exam score will not be reported.  Misconduct includes:
    • Obtaining improper access to the exam, or a part of the exam, or information about the exam.
    • Removing a page or pages from the exam book.
    • Referring to, looking through or working on any exam, or exam section, other than during the timed testing period for that exam or exam section.
    • Accessing or using any prohibited aids.
    • Using testing accommodations that have not been preapproved by the College Board.
    • Bringing food or drink into the testing room (unless this has been preapproved as an accommodation by the College Board).
    • Leaving the testing room without permission and/or taking an extended break. 
    • Attempting to remove from the testing room any part of the exam or any notes related to the exam.
    • Copying the work of another student or of published or unpublished sources.
    • Attempting to give or receive assistance, or otherwise communicate, through any means, with another person about the exam during the exam administration.
    • Attempting to take the exam for someone else.
    • Creating a disturbance.
    • Failing to follow any of the exam administration regulations discussed in the 2017-18 Bulletin for AP Students and Parents, provided by testing staff or specified in any exam materials.


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