AP EXAMS INFORMATION
All students that are enrolled in AP classes will be taking the corresponding exam associated with that class. Allentown Central Catholic, in conjunction with the Diocese of Allentown, requires all students in those AP classes to take the exams.
The cost of each AP class is $95/test. The test fee will be added to each student FACTS account by Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
Please pay for the exams your child is taking by submitting payments through FACTS (credit card or bank draft) or by sending a check made payable to ACCHS and sent to 301 N. 4th Street, Allentown, PA 18102, Attention: Finance Department.
The following information is provided so that you may help your child feel ready for their AP exam(s). College Board and our AP teachers have been working hard to help students take their exams during this difficult time. Please ensure that there is a quiet and isolated area in your home so students can focus and demonstrate how their efforts all year have prepared them for success.
If you have any questions about the exams please contact our Director of College Admissions, Mr. Matt Garza (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Director of Studies, Mrs. Karen Rolston (email@example.com).
What Students Should Be Doing Now
Review the 2020 AP Testing Guide (pdf/10.37mb). The comprehensive guide will help you walk your students through exam preparation, and the video gives a high-level overview of this year's exams.
Students should practice exam day with the exam demo. Students now have access to an exam demo. Students should use the demo to practice the different ways to submit exam responses. World language students will be able to practice with the AP World Languages Exam App beginning the week of May 11.
Students should look at the required and recommended resource list. They should know what resources you can use during their exams and how they can access them.
And of course, studying!
Two Days Before Each Exam
Students should confirm that they have located their e-ticket. Two days before each exam, students will receive an email with their unique exam e-ticket that includes their AP ID. On exam day, students will use their e-ticket to access the exam. If a student hasn't received their exam e-ticket by email, they can access it through their student account on My AP. E-tickets are nontransferable and shouldn't be shared with anyone. Students who haven't been receiving College Board emails still have time to confirm their contact information.
Students should complete the AP Exam Day Checklist (.pdf/513.39 KB) for each exam you're taking. Students should complete this checklist and keep a printed or handwritten copy with them for reference during testing. Completing the checklist will help students feel confident they're set up for success.
On Exam Day
Remind students to click their e-ticket to check in 30 minutes before exam start time. Their teacher and/ or Mr. Garza will be available on zoom for any student questions during the 30-minute prep time. This invitation will be sent closer to the exam date. Students should allot 80 minutes for each exam—30 minutes to enter their AP ID, name, and other information, and 50 minutes to draft and submit their responses. Students should make sure they know their local testing time, since each subject's exam will be taken simultaneously worldwide.
If something goes wrong: If a student accidentally closes the browser, their device crashes, or they temporarily lose internet access, they can quickly click their exam e-ticket again to return to the exam. They should continue the exam, and if they feel at the end of the exam that the temporary disruption negatively impacted their performance, they can request approval to take the makeup exam at cb.org/requestmakeup.
Students can also request a makeup exam if they've lost too much time due to a technical problem, can't connect to their exam, or experienced some other serious disruption.