John T Hoggard High School's AP Policy

Important Information Regarding Taking AP Exams (https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam)

All AP students deserve a fair and uniform testing experience, regardless if you are taking the exam in Connecticut, California or China.

To help make this happen, the AP Program requires each and every AP student to read, agree to and follow the “Test Security and Test Administration Policies and Procedures” that appear each year in the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents.

On exam day, before you can take your AP Exam, you will be required to sign your answer sheet, indicating that you have read through and agree to follow all the policies and procedures in the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents. You will also need to sign the covers of your multiple-choice and free-response booklets, affirming statements related to the security of the exam.

 

Designed to protect the integrity of the AP Exam and AP Exam scores, if your testing experience — even through no fault of your own — does not adhere to the “Test Security and Test Administration Policies and Procedures,” the College Board reserves the right to cancel your AP Exam score.

 

Because AP Exams are given on the same day around the world, and because some exam question are reused from year to year, it is critical that students taking the exam follow policies and procedures to keep the questions secure. The exam security policies and procedures you agree to include things such as:

  • Taking your AP Exam at the scheduled date and time.
  • Not opening your exam materials until your proctor tells you to do so.
  • Not taking exam materials from the testing room

Violating these, or any of the “Test Security and Test Administration Policies and Procedures” found in the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents, could cause your score to be canceled. Under some circumstances you could even be barred from future AP testing.

The College Board will automatically cancel your exam score if you are discovered disclosing:

  • multiple-choice questions;
  • free-response questions from an alternate exam;
  • free-response questions from a regularly scheduled exam within two days of its administration; or
  • free-response questions that are not released on the College Board website two days after the regularly scheduled exam administration.

This means that something you may not have intended as a violation, like casually talking about a multiple-choice question with your friends or your teacher during the exam break, or discussing a free-response online right after the exam, can actually result in having your score canceled.

You can only discuss free-response questions from a regularly scheduled exam after two days have passed, and if that particular free-response question was released on the College Board website.

You are also agreeing not to engage in misconduct during the AP Exam, this 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
  • Leaving the testing room without permission
  • Copying from another student's work or a published work
  • Attempting to take the exam for someone else
  • Creating a disturbance

If found doing these, or any of the examples of misconduct listed in the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents, you may be asked to turn in your exam materials and leave the exam room. You may not return to the exam room, and your score will not be reported.

Following exam security policies and procedures keeps things fair for you and your fellow exam takers. So, before exam day, make sure you’ve read through the Bulletin so you know what to do and what not to do.

 

You don’t want to bring any electronic equipment or communication devices, like cell phones, smart phones, tablets or anything else that can access the Internet, any cameras or other photographic equipment, or even any watches that beep or have an alarm. You may not have any food or drink in the exam room, including bottled water.

A complete listing of “What to Bring to the Exam Room” and “What NOT to Bring to the Exam Room” can be found in theBulletin for AP Students and Parents.

 

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