College Board Provides Resources, Relief for Students Affected by School Closures

To better meet the needs of students at this time, the College Board has moved all Advanced Placement (AP) testing online, and has curated other resources for students.

The College Board is transitioning the usually hours-long, in-person exams to 45-minute, online exams in the face of school closures and a growing pandemic. This solution allows students to still obtain credit for the courses they signed up for, and provides relief for colleges and universities hit hard by the virus. In addition to this modified testing plan, the College Board has also begun promoting optional, free, online AP classes and other educational resources to allow students to continue learning while away from school—all with a focus on ensuring access to all students.

“While our solution is not perfect, I see no other path to fairness. We must do right by all the students who have been studying with such faith and commitment,” said Trevor Packer, College Board senior vice president for Advanced Placement and instruction.

The Council applauds the College Board for supporting the needs of students and educational institutions across the country. The Washington Post has more.

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