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Advanced Placement testing going online this year

Posted at 6:16 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 06:49:13-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Even with schools closed, Advanced Placement testing for high schoolers is still on.

Students take AP classes to pass a test where if they score high enough, they can get college credit before they even step on campus.

The tests take place May 11th through the 22nd, and this is usually the time teachers and students are ramping up the studying. With schools closed, the College Board is offering free online test prep for high schoolers. There are resources and LIVE prep sessions from teachers from across the U.S.

This is the first time the AP testing will be done online at home. The College Board said they surveyed 18,000 students and 91-percent said they still wanted to take the AP test to see if they could get the college credit.

"We set up a process that is simple, secure, and accessible," Trevor Packer of the College Board said.

All tests will be online and will be 45 minutes long. Students will be able to take tests on the devices of their choice starting May 11th through the 22nd.