AP EXAMINATIONS / COVID-19 2020 IEP/504 Accommodations


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
Extended Time

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

Extra Breaks

Extended Breaks

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.


Covid 19 Principal Letter

March 12, 2020
Dear Newark Memorial High School Families, Students, and Staff,
In alignment with our Superintendent and in an abundance of caution to
help contain the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe, here is a
revised calendar of upcoming events at Newark Memorial for the next 21
school days. To be clear, we have no known cases within our
school or district and class during the day will continue as
usual. As such, these adjustments will be in effect from March 12 through
April 22.
 Multi-cultural week and HATS assemblies postponed to a later date TBD
 Coffee with the Principal Cancelled
 Crab Feed will continue as scheduled.
 SAT testing this weekend Per ETS will be cancelled
 ELAC and SSC will continue as scheduled.
 SBAC Testing will be postponed. The schedule for the week of 3/30-4/30
will go back to normal schedule. Attached are the new dates and times for
the SBAC.
 ALL Fieldtrips are cancelled
 Performances
o Drama and music rehearsals Cancelled
o Productions to be postponed
I realize this news will be disappointing for many, but we are committed to
trying to reschedule events in as many cases as possible. This is a very fluid
and evolving situation, thus we may need to extend these guidelines beyond
spring break. I will keep you updated. These decisions were based on the
recommendations from the Alameda Public Health Department.
Thank you for your patience, concern, and understanding as we address this
issue together as educators and community partners.
Thank you,
Olivia Rangel
Principal Newark Memorial High School

Rangel – COVID 19 Letter

Ohlone for Kids & Teens Summer 2019 Programs

Ohlone for Kids and Teens offers academic and special interest enrichment classes for students in grades 3-11. Students can engage in hands-on learning activities including Arts/Performing Arts, Language Arts, English, Math, Reading, LEGO Robotics, Electronics, Science, Social Studies, and SAT/College Preparation.

Visit https://www.ohlone.edu/ohloneforkids for more information and to register.

There are also scholarship opportunities available for Newark families.  More information about that is available here.