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Florida students will be allowed to take AP Exams remotely amid coronavirus concerns

Posted: 10:33 AM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-24 10:33:25-04
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Education is allowing students in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program to take their exams remotely amid coronavirus concerns.

The College Board, the makers of the SAT and operators of the AP Program, are also developing secure 45-minute online exams for each course. The exams will not require any test booklet shipments, external proctors or any additional workload for schools.

In addition, students in Florida will have access to free, live AP review lessons delivered by teachers from across the country starting on Wednesday.

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“I applaud the College Board for finding innovative ways for students to complete their Advanced Placement Courses,” said Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran. “It is vitally important that students continue learning while their school campus is closed.”

The exam content will focus on what schools were able to complete by early March.

Students can take the exam on any device they have access to whether that be a computer, tablet or smartphone. Other options may be available by contacting the College Board.

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Advanced Placement is a program that allows students to take courses in high school which can earn them college credit and/or qualify them for more advanced classes when they begin college.

For more information, visit AP COVID-19 update.