College Entrance Exams & Acceleration Program Assessments
Q. Are the SAT exams canceled?
A. The SAT and SAT Subject Test administrations for May 2, 2020 have been canceled by the College Board.
- Students who already registered for May, whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores because of any irregularities, will receive refunds from the College Board.
- The SAT has not yet canceled the June administration.
- Monitor updates directly at College Board SAT Coronavirus Updates.
Q. Are the ACT exams canceled?
A. ACT has rescheduled its April national and international tests.
- All students registered in April test dates will receive an email from ACT informing them of the postponement and instructions for rescheduling to June or a future test date. Monitor updates directly at ACT Coronavirus Updates.
Q. Have the Advanced Placement (AP) exams been canceled for this school year?
A. No, AP exams have not been canceled.
- For the 2019–2020 exam administration only, students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. National, educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.
- Exams will take place between May 11th and May 22nd, and the specific schedule based on course can be found at AP Exam Schedule.
- The district will continue to communicate with AP teachers and students as more information becomes available by the College Board. Monitor updates directly College Board AP Updates.
Q. Will accommodations be provided for AP Exams?
A. College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Office has already approved requests submitted by the school’s SSD coordinator.
- Accommodations for students with documented disabilities will feed into the digital test-taking experience.
- Information for specific accommodations will be delineated in the At Home Testing Guide at College Board AP Updates for Schools.
Q. Have the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams been canceled for this school year?
A. Yes, IB exams have been canceled.
- The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) announced that the 2020 examinations scheduled between April 30 and May 22 will no longer be held.
- IBO has communicated that “the student will be awarded a diploma or a course certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student's coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.”
- IBO has issued FAQs and continued to update them weekly with more details. The district has been in constant communication with each school’s IB coordinators, teachers, and students as more information becomes available by the IBO. Monitor updates directly at IB Exam Information.
Q. Have the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) exams been canceled for this school year?
A. Yes, AICE exams have been canceled.
- The Cambridge Assessment International Education announced that the May/June 2020 series will no longer be held.
- Cambridge will award certificates, including the AICE Diploma to all qualified candidates as determined by mastery of course work
- Every entry for the May/June series will receive a grade and if the student fulfilled the requirements, students could still receive the Cambridge AICE Diploma.
- Cambridge issued guidance on grading for May/June exam series 2020 and continues to share frequent updates. Monitor updates directly at AICE Exam Information.