AP Exam Information
This year, the College Board is offering schools paper and digital options for students taking AP exams. Sewanhaka Central High School District students will take their AP exams as follows:
- All students who participate in hybrid and daily in-person instruction MUST take their AP exam(s) in school on paper during the first administration in May. In school administrations will follow all Department of Health guidelines, including six feet of separation and required masking.
- All students who participate in full remote instruction are invited and strongly encouraged to take their AP exam(s) in school on paper during the first administration in May. In school administrations will follow all Department of Health guidelines, including six feet of separation and required masking.
- Any students who participate in full remote instruction and are not able to take their AP exam(s) in school on paper can opt to take a digital AP exam at home in June. These exams will be taken at home, but require students to have a personal computer (click here for a list of approved computers). Please note that the College Board's digital assessment platform does not allow for iPads to be used for these digital AP exams (see statement below for details). For any full remote students who do not have access to a personal computer approved by the College Board, please submit this digital form. We are evaluating options, and will do everything in our power to ensure that all students in need are provided with an acceptable device for use on this year’s AP exams.
Statement Regarding iPad Use on Digital AP Exams
This week, the College Board officially announced the technical details of acceptable devices for use on this year’s digital AP Exams, and we are beyond disappointed with their decision to exclude iPads. We take great pride in providing an iPad for every student to ensure equitable access to innovative teaching and learning.
We fully recognize that for some of our students, the iPad may represent their only access to the internet; they do not necessarily have a personal computer. Over the past few weeks, our District has engaged with the College Board and other key partners to add our voice to the cacophony of others whose students will be negatively impacted by this troubling decision. Unfortunately, the College Board has failed to provide any explanation for excluding students with iPads from the remote administration of AP exams. As a District, we are committed to do everything in our power to provide equitable access to all students so that they may succeed on these AP exams.
James J. Grossane, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools