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  • PWCS shares schedule for Advanced Placement testing


    The College Board determines the schedule and availability of all Advanced Placement (AP) testing worldwide. For the 2020-21 school year, as a result of COVID-19 impacts on schools, the College Board has created three testing windows and formats.

    • Administration 1 - May 3-7, 10-12, 14, 17: These tests are given in a traditional pencil/paper format and must be in-person at school.
    • Administration 2 - May 18-21, 24-28: Half of these tests are given digitally, the other half are given in-person in a traditional pencil/paper format.
    • Administration 3 - June 1-4, 7-11: With the exception of the World Language exams and Music Theory, all of these exams are given digitally.

    In order to allow additional time for instruction and to accommodate help sessions for students, PWCS will offer AP testing during the College Board's Administrations 2 and 3. Teachers and schools have mapped out additional help sessions prepared on the timetable of test Administration 2 and 3.

    In the Test Administration 2, about half of the subjects will be administered in-person in a paper-pencil format. These courses are:

    • All world languages;
    • Music theory;
    • Calculus AB;
    • Calculus BC;
    • Physics 1: algebra-based;
    • Physics 2: algebra-based;
    • Physics C: mechanics;
    • Physics C: electricity and magnetism;
    • Chemistry; and
    • Statistics.

    All other courses will be administered digitally at home.

    Test Administration 3 is all digital, which allows any student who is not comfortable coming into school to take a paper-pencil test to take that exam digitally at home.

    Schools are prepared to work with students on a case-by-case basis if there are circumstances in which a student cannot test on the assigned date with the assigned testing format. Any student unable to test on your scheduled day, please look at the following alternative schedule options: Administration 1 or Administration 3 and work with your school's AP teacher or AP Testing Coordinator, prior to Friday, April 1.

    Please see the schedule below for Administration 2 exam dates, formats, and times. Communication from the schools will include a link to a form that a student can fill out should they need to request an alternate testing date.

    Additional details, including arrival times, testing software setup and testing parameters will be shared by each AP class.

    Administration 2

    Date Exam Type 12 p.m. 4 p.m.
    Tuesday, May 18 Digital, At Home English Literature Computer Science A
    Wednesday, May 19 Digital, At Home European History Art History
    Digital, At Home US History Macroeconomics
    Thursday, May 20 Digital, At Home US Government Psychology
    Digital, At Home World History

    Date Exam Type 8 a.m. 12 p.m.
    Friday, May 21 Paper, In School Italian Language Chinese Language
    Paper, In School Japanese Language French Language
    Paper, In School Latin German Language
    Paper, In School Spanish Language Music Theory
    Paper, In School Spanish Literature
    Monday, May 24 Paper, In School Calculus AB Physics 1: Algebra-Based
    Paper, In School Calculus BC Physics C: Mechanics
    Tuesday, May 25 Paper, In School Chemistry Physics 2: Algebra-Based
    Paper, In School Physic C: E&M Statistics

    Date Exam Type 12 p.m. 4 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 26 Digital, At Home English Language Computer Science Principles
    Thursday, May 27 Digital, At Home Biology Environmental Science
    Friday, May 28 Digital, At Home Comparative Government Microecomonics
    Digital, At Home Human Geography