AP Testing Information

AP Testing Information

We here at Essex High are making every effort to keep our students and the larger community informed regarding the changes to AP testing.  The College Board has stated “as schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and safety of educators and students are the AP Program’s top priorities.”

    1. Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place.  Students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3


  • Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. 
  • We recognize that the digital divide could prevent some low-income and rural students from participating. Working with partners, the College Board will invest in resources so that these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If your students need mobile tools or connectivity, you can reach out to the College Board or directly to Essex High School to let us know.


  1. Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked this year to earn.
  2. The College Board in concert with EHS will continue to support students with free resources.
  3. We encourage students to wait until they have had a conversation with their teacher to decide if and when they will take the new version of the exam. However, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.

Beginning on Wednesday, March 25th, students and teachers can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country.