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05/06/2019
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AP Testing Begins

AP Testing - 2019.5

Monday, May 6, 2019 – Friday, May 10, 2019

Greetings Parents,

Beginning the week of May 6 we begin testing for students who are enrolled in Advanced Placement courses. We are proud of our AP students who have accepted this academic challenge and are now prepared to take the AP Exam for one or more subject areas. The AP exams run from May 6 through May 17 and are funded by the District of Columbia Public Schools. DCPS expects that all students enrolled in any AP class sit for the exam in that class. Teachers may also include exam participation as part of the Term 4 grade for the course.

Please keep in mind that taking Advanced Placement courses reflect well on applications for college and scholarships. Additionally, if students earn a 3 or higher, some colleges will accept for credit. As we approach exams, we do need your support to ensure compliance with College Board policies. AP students should arrive early to school by 7:15 a.m. (except for the later exams) to eat a good breakfast and to get prepared for the exam. Students who are taking later exams should arrive by 10:45 am and plan to eat prior to the exam. Bagged school lunches will be available to students who desire to eat at school.

Here are the key reminders:

  • No technology is allowed in the testing room (please have your students place ANY electronic items in lockers: cell phone, smartphone, smartwatch, laptop, tablet computer, portable listening or recording devices, MP3 player, iPod, etc., cameras, photographic equipment, any devices allowing Internet access, electronic or communication devices).
  • No ear plugs
  • No watches (or trackers) that beep or have an alarm
  • No food or drink in room (including water)
  • No clothing
  • Clothing or shoes with subject-related information
  • Scores may be cancelled if these policies are not followed.

Please speak with your students about the importance of following test regulations.

We are also in need of snack donations, especially for May 16 testing when a large group of 10th graders will be taking AP World History. Please reach out to Donna Hollis (dyhollis@gmail.com) if you are able to contribute.

If you have questions about AP exam testing, please do not hesitate to call or email me at (vanessa.snyder @dc.gov) or you may visit the College Board website at apcentral.collegeboard.org Please see the AP Exam Schedule below. Thank you in advance for your support.

Vanessa W. Snyder
Assistant Principal/Director of Academics
vsnyder@ellingtonarts.org

AP Testing Schedule
Date Time/Exam
May 6 8 am – United States Government and Politics
May 8 8am – English Literature and Composition
May 9 8am – Chemistry; 12pm – Psychology
May 10
8am – U.S. History;
Studio Art – last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly
May 13 8am – Biology
May 14 8am – Calculus AB; Art History; 12pm – Human Geography
May 15 8am – English Language & Composition
May 16 8am – World History; 12pm – Statistics
May 17 8am – Music Theory