College Credit Plus Letter of Intent
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March 20, 2020 - AP Updates for Schools Impacted by Coronavirus from the College Board
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As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and safety of educators and students are the AP Program’s top priorities. Here’s how we’re supporting schools:
Through our members across the country, we understand the new time constraints on everyone in the education community. These solutions are meant to be as simple and lightweight as possible for both students and teachers — without creating additional burdens for school leaders during this time.
- Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place. Students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home.
- Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be 2 different testing dates.
The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3. We'll also unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.
About This Year’s AP Exams: Students remain eager to take AP Exams and to have a chance to earn credit and placement. We surveyed 18,000 AP students and 91% indicated they want to complete this important step, urging us not to cancel this opportunity they have been working toward.
We’ll continue to support students with free resources through exam day. And while we encourage students to wait until closer to the test date to decide, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.
The AP Program will invest heavily over the next month in the following ways:
- For the 2019–20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.
- AP curricula are locally developed and we defer to local decisions on how best to help students complete coursework. To be fair to all students, some of whom have lost more instructional time than others, the exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.
- Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked this year to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.
- Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.
- We recognize that the digital divide could prevent some low-income and rural students from participating. Working with partners, we will invest so that these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If your students need mobile tools or connectivity, you can reach out to us directly to let us know.
Test security is a concern. The exam questions are designed and administered in ways that prevent cheating; we use a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software, to protect the integrity of the exams.
Scoring at-home work for an AP Exam is not new to the AP Program. For years the AP Program has received and scored at-home student work as part of the exams for the AP Computer Science Principles and AP Capstone courses
AP Instructional Support: Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students and teachers can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These mobile-friendly classes are:
- Designed to be used alongside work that may be given by schools.
- Will be recorded and available on-demand so teachers and students can access them any time.
- Not dependent on current AP teachers continuing instruction. We know many AP teachers now face challenges that would make that impossible.
- Will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons including topics from the final 25% of the course.
Important Update Regarding the Fairborn City Schools Student Nutrition Distribution:
Fairborn Schools are transitioning student lunch distribution to a more efficient and accessible system. Beginning Monday, March 23, Food Service will be passing out meals twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays.
MONDAYS - Each student will receive TWO lunches which accounts for lunch on Monday and Tuesday.
WEDNESDAYS - Each student will receive THREE lunches which accounts for lunch on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Please remember that each student must be present to receive the meals. This schedule was developed in order to minimize the number of times people would be exposed to others in a given week. Together, we can keep each other safe and healthy. Please take every precaution possible and adhere to CDC and Ohio State Government guidance. Wash your hands, wash all clothing and backpacks, and avoid groups larger than 10 people, and please stay home if at all possible.
Families Asked to Complete Short Survey About Access to Technology During COVID-19 Closure:
Fairborn City Schools sent out a mailer to each household on Thursday, March 19 that contains an 8-question technology survey along with a stamped addressed envelope to return the survey. This survey was mailed to the address that families have on file in OneView. It is important that the district collect this information as we make plans for using technology now during our current school closure, and also for the future. Please take a couple of minutes to answer the survey questions and mail it back in the envelope provided. Thank you so much for your attention to this, and please stay safe. Freshman Focus Leader Applications:
If you want to apply to be a Freshman Focus Leader for the 2020-2021 school year, and have not already submitted your application, you will need to complete the online application no later than April 3, 2020. The online application will be available to complete till April 3rd. If you submit after April 3rd, the application will not be reviewed. Click here to access the Freshman Focus Leader Application