AP EXAMINATIONS / COVID-19
2020 IEP/504 Accommodations
Newark Memorial High School
Below is the College Board’s policy regarding IEP and 504 accommodations for the upcoming AP exams. For specific questions about IEP/504 accommodations about AP testing during the coronavirus pandemic, please see the College Board website, found here.
Please be aware that the College Board has determined that accommodations provided may be different because the exams are shorter and will be taken online at home.
And, per the College Board’s general policy, students may only use accommodations that they’ve been approved for by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office.
To check the details of a student’s approved accommodation, parents or students can sign in here using the username and password for the student’s College Board account.
Specific information about accommodations for AP Spanish Language and Culture exam will be available the week of April 27.
For general questions about AP testing during the coronavirus pandemic, please see the College Board website, found here. For other questions or concerns, please contact Assistant Principal Lise Ström at [email protected].
Below is a list of common accommodations and how the College Board is providing accommodations in the 2020 testing environment. For a complete list of accommodations, go to the College Board website here.
|Accommodation||Application to 2020 AP test-taking environment|
50% extended time
100% extended time
|Students will automatically get the appropriate amount of extended time, per their College Board SSD-approved accommodation within the online exam platform.|
Breaks as Needed
|Students will receive extended time, so they’ll be able to take breaks while still having enough time to complete the exam.
Since the standard timing is 45 minutes for this year’s AP Exams (and less for the AP Spanish Language & Culture), there are no breaks during the exams. Therefore, extra breaks and/or extended breaks aren’t needed.
|Separate Setting||Since students are testing at home, alone, separate setting is already automatically provided.|
|Assistive Technology / Reader||Students will be able to take the online exam using screen reader software. If a student doesn’t have access to this software, they can have someone in their household read the exam directions and content to them (review reader instructions).
Students approved to test with a reader will test with 50% extended time (unless approved for greater than 50% extended time).
|Assistive Technology / Writer-Scribe||Students will be able to take the online exam using voice recognition software, or they can have someone in their household assist them with writing their exam responses (review writer/scribe instructions).
Students approved to test with a writer/scribe will test with 50% extended time (unless approved for greater than 50% extended time).
|Word Processors / Calculators||Students will use their own computer.
For applicable exams, students will use their own four-function calculator.