The College Board will offer an in-school digital testing option for some AP exams administered in 2023. There are seven AP subjects for which digital exams are available:
- AP Computer Science Principles
- AP English Language and Composition
- AP English Literature and Composition
- AP European History
- AP Seminar
- AP U.S. History
- AP World History: Modern
How will this year's digital AP exams work?
Here are the key facts you need to know about this year's digital AP exams:
- The digital exams are available only within the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C.
- Digital exams will be proctored at school on the same day and at the same time as the paper exams. No at-home testing will be allowed.
- Schools can offer a combination of paper and digital tests, and schools can decide whether to require a format or allow students to choose.
- The digital and paper exams will contain the same content, same number of questions, same time limits, etc.
- Students can take digital exams on Chromebooks (school-managed), Windows and Mac laptops and desktops, and iPads.
- Students will use a digital testing app (similar to the app they've used for digital AP exams during previous years) that will allow them to go back within sections to review previous questions, highlight, and annotate by leaving comments. In the near future, the College Board plans to release a video showing what this year's digital testing platform looks like.
- Digital test-takers can use scratch paper. They will receive three sheets of paper to start but can request more if needed.
- For students with accommodations, extended time and breaks are provided within the digital testing app. Schools will receive more information later in the year about how specific accommodations will be supported.
Finally, the 2023 AP exam schedule is below. Tests will be administered between May 1-5 and May 8-12. Late exams will be paper only.
Week 1: May 1-5
|Morning (8:00AM)||Afternoon (12:00PM)|
|Mon., May 1||
|Tues., May 2||
|Wed., May 3||
|Thurs., May 4||
|Fri., May 5||
Week 2: May 8-12
|Morning (8:00AM)||Afternoon (12:00PM)||Afternoon (2:00PM)|
|Mon., May 8||
|Tues., May 9||
|Wed., May 10||
|Thurs., May 11||
|Fri., May 12||
How to prepare for AP exams
Check out the following resources to help you prepare for this year's AP exams:
- Planning ahead for AP success
- AP Calculus exams: test content, format, and pacing
- AP Biology exam: test content, format, and pacing
- AP Chemistry exam: test content, format, and pacing
- AP Physics exams: test content, format, and pacing
- AP US History exam: test content, format, and pacing
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