Digital Exam Security Policies

2021 digital AP Exams have been designed with security in mind, so students can take exams at home if they are unable to test at their school. Digital exams administered at home or in school will:

  • Not allow students to return to answered questions or move back-and-forth between unanswered questions
  • Begin at the same time worldwide with synchronous section start times
  • Include security features to prevent students from collaborating, accessing unauthorized aids, or attempting to have someone else test for them

Textbooks and notes are not permitted for digital exams administered in school. We understand students taking digital exams at home may have access to these materials. To prevent students from gaining an unfair advantage, digital exams will:

  • Not include questions that can be answered with internet searches, textbooks, notes, study guides, or similar material
  • Be reviewed with plagiarism detection software
  • Be reviewed with post-exam analyses to identify collaboration or use of unauthorized aids

Exam violations on any AP Exam—paper or digital—will result in a score cancellation and additional consequences as warranted.

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