AP Testing

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THS Staff

Advanced Placement testing to be offered online for seniors.

Beck Lystad, Staff Writer

TELLURIDE — Students are on lockdown in their homes, and many are worrying about what they are going to do about Advanced Placement testing.

In the past, AP exams have been administered in a secured classroom, monitored by an instructor.

These tests are really important because they are directly related to a student’s placement in college classes.

On March 20, the AP College Board posted in a press release, “Students remain eager to take AP Exams and to have a chance to earn credit and placement. We surveyed 18,000 AP students and 91% indicated they want to complete this important step, urging us not to cancel this opportunity they have been working toward.”

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tests will be online.

“For the 2019–20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered,” the AP College Board posted. 

For THS students, this comes as a relief. 

“I’m glad we know that we are going to take the test, and I have a feeling it’s going to be an easier test now that it is shorter and online,” Henry Turrin, a THS senior, said.