As we approach the testing week, here are some things to remember and remind your students during the next 2 weeks:
- Tell them to be there at 7:30. Actual testing begins at 7:40 am and 11:40 am for either morning or afternoon tests. Afternoon test takers may have to wait a few minutes for morning test takers for finish.
- Cell phones are prohibited…tell your students not to bring them. I will double check the day of the test, but it helps if they never bring them at all.
- Yes…they all need to bring a black pen in addition to pencils! Bring more than one pencil.
- If snacks, keep it small and brief (same as last year) students will be given a break in the middle for stretching and bathroom use, etc. They may bring a small snack for themselves if desired…but snacks and drinks must be small and left on the side table. Water may be kept on the floor under their table.
- Students are expected to be in attendance for the test even if they have conflicting extra-curricular activities…every student in every AP class is scheduled to test (AP Spanish is the only exception due to it being a four year preparation period).
- Can students forgo the test in favor of a softball game/tournament or similar event? They can’t.
- Students who do not show up for the test, forfeit the opportunity to test.
- Students may be out of uniform for the testing day…it may be cooler in the testing area, remind them to bring a sweater.
- Students who have consecutive tests within a two day period may be allowed to not attend the remaining classes following or preceding an AP test on those days, if they bring a note from their parents allowing this.
10. Calculator needs (I have more specifics if you need it):
- Biology - 4 function calculator (w/sq. root) is permitted on both the multiple-choice and free-response sections. N other scientific (multi-line displays) and graphing calculators are permitted
- Calculus - both multiple choice and free response sections of Calc AB and Calc BC have questions requiring a graphing calculator and questions that do not allow the use of a graphing calculator.)
- Chemistry/Physics - calculators allowed for only the entire free-response section of Chemistry and Physics exam. Most types of scientific (non-graphing) calculators may be used provided they don’t have unapproved features or capabilities
- Statistics -- Graphing calculator with statistical capabilities…allows a non-graphing, scientific calculator as long as it has the required computational capabilities.