AP Information

AP Summer Assignments

Summer assignments for anyone taking an AP course during the 2020-2021 school year can be found on the high school library sight at https://sites.google.com/student.pennmanor.net/pmhslibrary/ap-summer-assignments?authuser=0

Updated AP Information-Submitting Exam Responses

A Message from College Board:
We share the deep disappointment of students who were unable to submit responses (last week).
•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.

AP 2020 Testing Guide

Check out the AP 2020 Testing Guide with all of the details that you will need for your upcoming AP exams.

Attention Seniors:  If your scheduled time for graduation filming and your AP exam conflict, please plan to take your AP exam at the scheduled time.   June testing is only to be utilized if you experience technical difficulties during the May test administration.  If this applies to you please email Mrs. Andes or Mrs. Marsh to schedule a new time to be filmed for graduation.  We will accommodate you!  dorina.andes@pennmanor.net or kimberly.marsh@pennmanor.net  Thank you!  

AP Exam E-Ticket Information

  • You will need this to check in on exam day.
  • It will be emailed to you 2 days before each test (you can also access your e-ticket in your student account on My AP (myap.collegeboard.org).
  • Each e-ticket is personalized to you and isn’t transferrable.
  • DO NOT share your e-ticket with anyone-you could lose your chance to test.
  • Your e-ticket is valid for the May exam schedule (students should test in may unless there is a significant conflict)

Test Format

  • Exam Questions are viewed by students in a web browser, like Chrome.
  • Students type or write their responses outside that browser.
  • Students then choose from 3 options to submit responses:Copy and paste a typed response
  • Attach a typed response
  • Attach 1 or more photos of a handwritten response
  • World Language Exams require an iOS or Android tablet or smartphone. These exams cannot be taken on laptop or desktop computers. 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.
  • If you have any issues on exam day that prevents you from testing successfully, you will be directed to an online AP makeup testing request form where you can describe what happened and request an e-ticket for a June makeup exam. You can also access the form at cb.org/requestmakeup

5 Steps to Take Before Exam Day

  1. Review your contact information. If you are not receiving emails from the AP Program, log in to your My AP to see the email address you used when you registered to take the exam.
  2. Check your Tech. Choose and prepare the device and documents you will use.
  3. Practice submitting your response. An online AP exam demo will be available on May 4th. Practice at http://cb.org/apdemo
  4. Gather what you need for each exam. Consult cb.org/apexamdaydocs for your specific AP course necessities.
  5. Receive your exam confirmation and e-ticket emails.

The 5 steps just outlined above are listed in the AP Exam Day Checklist. Download the AP Exam Day Checklist at cb.org/apchecklist. Print or hand copy the checklist for each exam you take. You should fill out the checklist and keep it next to you during the test.

Exam Day

  1. 30 minutes before start time– Check in-use your e-ticket, complete identity information, wait for exam to begin.
  2. Start time
    1. English and History Exams-Question will appear and you have 45 minutes to respond. You then have 5 minutes to submit your reponse.
    2. All other exams except English, History and World Languages-Question 1 appears and you have 25 minutes to develop your response and then 5 minutes to submit your response. Wait for question 2. Question 2 appears and you will have 15 minutes to respond and 5 minutes to submit your responses.
    3. World Language Exams-After check in when prompted select “start my exam”. Follow prompts and listen to exam directions. Complete task 1:Conversation and task 2:Cultural comparison/presentation. Check recordings and submit.

For a YouTube exam walk through check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHZ2zpqlZNE&list=PLoGgviqq4844oyQviUHOOddAaMOdDAqpk&index=2


If you didn’t get a chance to attend the parent webinar on April 16th, the webinar has been recorded and is available to view at this link Parent Webinar


Here are some additional details from the College Board regarding AP Exams for 2020.

  1. All exams will be 45 minutes in length.
  2. AP testing will now take place May 11th-22nd (please see schedule below).
  3. The test questions on this year’s AP Exams will contain content from specific units of study (abbreviated content)
  4. Colleges across the country are voicing strong support of the newly designed exam and will continue to honor college credit as in the past.
  5. You will be able to take the exam on your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop device. If you need help with access to a device or the internet, the College Board can help. You will need to contact Mrs. Ulmer at gail.ulmer@pennmanor.net by April 24th.
  6. The College Board is working to make sure that the exams remain secure and fair for everyone. Please know that prior to the test you will answer a series of questions that will allow the College Board to detect your typing patterns, etc. The College Board will also be using software to detect plagiarism and/or shared answers. All questions will be application based. If you are found to be cheating in any way the College Board will report this to any colleges that you send your SAT scores or your AP scores to.
  7. Accommodations that have been approved will be honored.
  8. Students will be responsible to keep their own time on exam day. There will be a timer on the screen to help.
  9. There is a lot of great information for students that can be accessed at https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students


Due to the impact that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having throughout the nation, the College Board is offering some support for AP students.

  1. They are providing free remote learning resources.
  2. Developing a new at-home testing option.

Please click on the link for further information and free AP resources available now.  https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates#free-ap-classes

More information will be released on April 3rd about the new testing schedule.

There are some changes for specific courses that have already been released highlighted below:

AP Art and Design Drawing–  3 works required (instead of 5) to be submitted digitally.  Sustained Investigation: 10 images required (instead of 15) to also be submitted digitally.  The portfolio due date has been extended for all students to May 26th at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Computer Science Principles- No end-of-course exam.  Explore task and Create task only.  No multiple-choice exam.  Digital Portfolio due date extended for all students to May 26th at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Seminar- No end-of-course exam.  Individual Research report and Individual Written argument only (no team or individual presentations or end-of-course exam).  Digital Portfolio due date has been extended for all students to May 26th at 11:59