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IMPORTANT AP ANNOUNCEMENT - Update 5-21-2020

UPDATED 5-21-2020

Subject: Deadline coming up May 26

Message:

Hello ,

Please be sure to submit your AP Art & Design portfolio by May 26th 8:59pm PT. You will not receive an AP score if you do not submit by that date and time. Please also check to see that your teacher has not sent it back to you for further review if you have already submitted. 

If you are unsure of the new guidelines, please contact your teacher immediately. Further instructions for 2-D Art can be accessed here: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students/taking-the-exam/2-d-art-and-design and here for 3-D: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students/taking-the-exam/3-d-art-and-design

Thank you!

Ayla MirJafarli
amirjafarli@lvusd.org

UPDATED 5-18-2020

Subject: Navigating technical difficulties during AP examination

Message:

Hello ,

With the first week of AP exams behind us, I wanted to express how proud we all are of your resilience and tenacity during this entire process. We are fully aware that there have been some issues with submission that left some of you frustrated and upset. I am so sorry that this has been the experience for some of you and have been desperately trying to find resources for you to have a stress-free examination process. With that thought, the College Board has sent a guide to hopefully fix some of those problems for those still waiting to take the exam or planning to take the make-up. Please review it carefully before your next exam. I am copying the contents of their email below:

Submitting Exam Responses

We share the deep disappointment of students who were unable to submit responses.

Beginning Monday, May 18, and continuing through the makeup window, there will be a backup email submission process for browser-based exams.

This option will only be available for students who were not able to submit in the standard process—and they must then email their responses immediately following their exam.

These students will see instructions about how to email their response on the page that says, "We Did Not Receive Your Response." The email address that appears on this page will be unique to each student.

Any student testing between May 18–22 who can't successfully upload their response through the exam platform or send it to us by email, will need to request a makeup exam.

To protect the security and validity of exams, we're unable to accept submissions from students who tested May 11–15. However, these students can feel confident that the email option will be in place for them during the makeup exams.

Email submissions will not be available for the World Language exams.

Setting Up Your Students for Success

Given the wide variety of devices, browsers, and connectivity solutions students have access to, we're unable to prevent every possible local error from occurring during the exam. In advance of the administration, we created a testing guideExam demo, and test day checklist to help students avoid potential issues. It's important that students review this information and know to:

Locate their e-ticket, which is emailed two days before each exam

Use a recommended browser, update it to the latest version, and disable plugins

Keep an eye on the time and begin their submission at the 5-minute mark

Additional tips to help your students succeed are available here.

Students taking World Language and Culture exams, which begin on Monday, May 18, must:

Download the free AP World Languages Exam App (WLEA)

Set their device to “Do Not Disturb”

Check to ensure they have enough storage on their device

World Language students should also watch the exam walk-through video, and check our website for more guidance.

Good luck to all! You can do it! 

Ayla MirJafarli
amirjafarli@lvusd.org

UPDATED 5-5-2020

Here's a sample of the email you sent from Total Registration. Please keep this for your records so you know who was emailed.

Subject: Important - Final AP Exam Update

Message:

Hello ,

Here is the final word from College Board regarding all things related to your AP exam. It is extremely important that you review this information prior to your exam:

If you are NOT planning to take the exam, no action is required. Refunds will be provided in June to all those that did not take the exam. Please, do not use Total Registration to request a cancellation.

What you need to do NOW:

  • Read the 2020 AP Testing Guide and watch the overview video. The comprehensive guide will help you walk through exam preparation, and the video gives a high-level overview of this year's exams.

  • Practice with the exam demoYou 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.

Two Days Before Each Exam:

  • Locate your e-ticket! Two days before each exam, you will receive an email with your unique exam e-ticket that includes your AP ID. On exam day, you will use your e-ticket to access the exam. If you haven't received your exam e-ticket by email, you can access it through your 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.

On Exam Day:

  • Click your e-ticket to check in 30 minutes before exam start time (Pacific Time). You should allot 80 minutes for each exam—30 minutes to enter your AP ID, name, and other information, and 50 minutes to draft and submit your responses.
  • What if something goes wrong? If you accidentally close the browser, your device crashes, or you temporarily lose internet access, you can quickly click your exam e-ticket again to return to the exam. You should continue the exam, and if you feel at the end of the exam that the temporary disruption negatively impacted your performance, you can request approval to take the makeup exam at cb.org/requestmakeup. You can also request a makeup exam if you've lost too much time due to a technical problem, can't connect to your exam, or experienced some other serious disruption.

Good luck on your exams! 

Ayla MirJafarli
amirjafarli@lvusd.org

UPDATED 5-1-2020

All students registered for the AP exam should have by now received correspondence from College Board regarding their AP exam day. If you have not, you can review all of the recently sent information through this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ia0aqV2eaAu4vFQN08vY7eYrnZts54jO?usp=sharing

*****IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU REVIEW ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN THE LINK ABOVE TO BE PREPARED FOR THE EXAM*****

Below are some of the key points that I would like to share regarding exam day:

  • Make sure that you are using the correct TIME ZONE for the exam. We are in the Pacific Time zone. Sometimes College Board uses Eastern Time as their primary time zone. Eastern Time zone is 3 hours ahead of ours. For example: if the exam is scheduled for 12 pm EDT that means you will be testing at 9 am PDT. 
  • For detailed information about your exam ticket - see pages 5 -7 of the AP Exam Testing Guide (link above). 
  • Do not use your exam ticket if you will not be testing in May. You will receive another one for June late-testing.
  • For instruction on submitting answers, see pages 11-14 of the AP Exam Testing Guide (link above).
  • NOTE: Music Theory has different submission requirements on page 15 of the AP Exam Testing Guide (link above).
  • NOTE: World language and culture exams (Chinese and Spanish) consist of speaking tasks only. Before the exam, you must download the free AP World Languages Exam App—available in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. More info on page 16 of the AP Exam Testing Guide (link above).
  • For info on accommodations, see page 17 of the AP Exam Testing Guide (link above).
  • MAKEUP TESTING: The makeup testing request form is ONLY for students who test in May, encounter issues, and need another opportunity to test. Students that already have known conflicts with the May dates can test in June simply by not using their May e-ticket – they will automatically be issued a June e-ticket. See page 18 of the AP Exam Testing Guide (link above) for more info.
  • REVIEW the Five Steps to Take Before Exam Day on page 21 of the AP Exam Testing Guide (link above).
  • REVIEW WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR EXAM DAY: on pages 27-30 of the AP Exam Testing Guide (link above).
  • COMPLETE EXAM DAY CHECKLIST (found in the link above).
  • Details of all mentioned and more are found in the AP Exam Testing Guide (link above).

New videos are available to give students quick, easily accessible information about their test day experience, what they need to do to prepare, exam security, and more: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ACdFxOontGgFOlSnWYnw0o1pMnP81Sm5WdtSMhTBkMg/edit

I do realize that this is a lot of information so if you have read the testing guide and are still not sure about any of the components please reach out to me.

Be well,

Ayla MirJafarli
amirjafarli@lvusd.org

Ayla MirJafarli, MS, PPS

College & Career Advisor

PSAT/AP Coordinator

Agoura High School

28545 W Driver Ave

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

(818) 889-1262 ext. 51374

amirjafarli@lvusd.org

UPDATED MARCH 2020

We understand the Coronavirus has caused significant adjustments to everyday life, including education. We know all the changes and the unknown are causing stress, confusion, frustration, and sometimes even anger.

Here is a quick update regarding the College Board’s plan regarding the 2020 AP Exam Administration. There are many details to come so we strongly recommend that students do not take any action until they have all the details to make an educated decision regarding the AP Exams.

On Friday, the College Board posted this preliminary update https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update.

Here are the highlights regarding the plan for the 2020 AP Exam Administration:

  • There will NOT be any face-to-face AP exams this year
  • Students will take AP exams at home
  • Exams will be 45 minutes
  • Exams will NOT contain multiple-choice questions
  • Exams will be administered online
  • Students will be able to take the exam on one of two separate dates to be announced by the College Board April 3, 2020
  • Exams will be assessing a reduced scope of content, content that would “typically” have been covered before March
  • Students will have the option of canceling their exam(s), and CB will waive the late fee they would have charged the school

College Board will be providing additional online resources, see https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates#free-ap-classes.

Once additional details are provided by the College Board, we will contact you regarding how you will indicate whether you wish to take your exam on the first date, the second date, or if you wish to cancel. Thank you for your patience and for waiting for further instructions that will be forthcoming in April on how to proceed.

Agoura High School
Ayla MirJafarli
amirjafarli@lvusd.org

 

 

Ayla MirJafarli, MS, PPS

College & Career Advisor

PSAT/AP Coordinator

 

Agoura High School

28545 W Driver Ave

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

(818) 889-1262 ext. 51374

amirjafarli@lvusd.org

 

Please note that school is now closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. School staff is working remotely and therefore phones may not be answered. Email is the best way to communicate at this time.