Test Information

 

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The exam screen will guide students step by step on test day from the moment they click their e-ticket. 
What to Have Ready on Exam Day All Required • Exam e-ticket email • Completed Exam Day Checklist, including AP ID • Device: laptop, tablet, smartphone • Browser: Chrome (recommended), Firefox, Safari, or Edge • Internet or cellular connection • Assistive technology and devices (if applicable, for students approved to test with accommodations)

Required for typed responses
 • Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Notes, or another application to enter and save text 

Permitted • Your class notes or study guides  • Textbooks and other classroom resources • Previous assignments or assessments 

Exam Day
 One-Question Exams (English and History exams) Timing Online Exam Word Processing Application or Paper 30 minutes before your local start time Check-In • Use e-ticket to check in to exam • Complete identity information • Wait for exam to begin automatically 45 minutes Question Appears • Read question Develop Response 5 minutes Submit Response • Exam is completed

Your Testing Environment
 • Do your best to test by yourself in a quiet room. • Remove distractions. • Enable the do not disturb or quiet setting on your device. • Let your parents, guardians, siblings, and friends know when you’ll be testing so they don’t disturb you. • Make sure your device is plugged in. • If you have limited bandwidth, ask others on your network to limit their use of the internet during your exam, particularly high bandwidth activities (e.g., games like Fortnite and streaming services like Netflix). • Have your checklist and any required documents next to you

Check in to Your Exam • 30 minutes before the start time for your exam, check in by clicking the specific e-ticket for that exam. • You’ll need to spend a few minutes passing through various security filters to confirm your identity. • A timer will show how much time remains until the start of the exam. • Scratch paper •Snack and water

Once the exam starts, the first exam question will automatically appear. You SHOULD NOT refresh your browser. 

Answering the Exam Questions 
• For most exams, the question is divided into parts, labeled in alphabetical order. Use those letters to organize your response and make sure you're not accidentally skipping any part. • You may use spell check and grammar check, but these will not provide an advantage. If you've installed a Grammarly plug-in, disable it or the exam won't function. • You may print the test questions and annotate them if you like, but you can't use annotation software to annotate online. • Exams with more than one question: You won’t be able to move on to the second question until the time for the first question has fully elapsed. Once the time for the first question has finished, the second question will automatically appear. Once you submit a question, you can’t go back to it. 

Managing Your Time • During the exam, you’ll see a timer at the bottom of the screen showing how much time remains to create and submit your response. Keep that timer visible. • Five minutes before time is up, the timer turns red. You’ll see a pop-up reminding you to submit your response. STOP where you are and copy/paste or attach your work. Then click Submit. • You can still earn a 5, even if you don’t finish a response. • If you don’t submit your response on time, you won’t get any credit for it. • Losing track of time and not submitting a response before time runs out is not an acceptable reason for requesting makeup testing. • AP will set standards for scores of 3, 4, and 5 this year so that it’s not more difficult to earn high AP scores this year than it was in prior years. 4

Submitting Your Response
 • Submitting responses is a two-step process: 1. Attaching or pasting your response 2. Clicking Submit • If you don’t click Submit before the timer runs out, your response will not count. • Once you click Submit, your response may continue to transfer, depending on your bandwidth. This is fine. You will be able to move on to the next question, even while your first question continues to transfer, so long as you clicked Submit before the time ran out. • If your response continues to transfer after the exam ends – wait for an on-screen message confirming that your exam is complete–make sure your submissions have fully loaded before you close your browser or turn off or restart your computer. • If you never see that “Your AP Exam is Complete” message, you should go to cb.org/requestmakeup to explain the situation and request an e-ticket for the June make-up date. 

What Could Go Wrong While I’m Testing? • If you accidentally close the browser, your device crashes, or you temporarily lose internet access, you can quickly click your exam e-ticket again to return to the exam. • Continue the exam, and if you feel at the end of the exam that the temporary disruption negatively impacted your performance, you can request approval to take the makeup exam at cb.org/requestmakeup. • Tip: During the exam, don’t refresh your browser or hit the back arrow. • Don’t call: Customer service centers won't be open due to the pandemic. If you lost too much time to a technical problem, aren’t able to connect to your exam, or experienced some other serious disruption, you can request a makeup exam. 

Problems During Exam

-Accidently close browser or lose connection?--log back in with your e-ticket and continue ASAP
-DO NOT CONTACT COLLEGE BOARD. They don't have any customer service employees working during that time.

-If you have a significant disruption and lose too much time to makeup you can request a makeup exam at Request Makeup AP Exam (MUST BE DONE WITHIN 48 HOURS.)


GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!


APRIL 4, 2020 National ACT TEST CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19: Students who signed up for that date should get an email explaining how to sign up for another date.


 EXAM WEBSITES

  MHS High School code = 261920 MHS Test Center code = 179470
The cost is $52.00 per ACT exam, but is free to those students who qualify for the free/reduced lunch program.  Please see your counselor for more information on fee waivers. (The cost of the ACT with the additional writing section is $68.00)
 www.actstudent.org
 
The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. ... The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.
SAT Sections: Math; Evidence-Based Reading 
SAT Cost: $46 ($60 if taking SAT with Essay)
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test/sat-test-description
   Accuplacer is a computerized placement test used by St. Louis Community College and other colleges to evaluate your academic skills. Accuplacer tests your knowledge in math, reading, and writing to place you into the appropriate classes.
https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/

 
http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/workkeys-for-employers/assessments.html 
  https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/
  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/taking-the-tests 
  https://www.military.com/join-armed-forces/asvab

TEST PREPARATION
 
 
A great way to prepare for the ACT!  The practice questions and tests are taken from previous ACT tests. You can see your scores and percentages change with each course and practice session you complete.
Click here for the ACT Online Prep Website. 
Additional Site: Click here!
   Webster University presents an explanation of the ACT, as well as intensive reviews of the English, Mathematics, Reading and Science sections. We will also provide an overview of the writing portion of the ACT.
~ Each workshop is limited to 75 students;
~ $50 entrance fee, which can be paid online
~ Lunch will be provided
~ Bring a calculator, pencil and notebook

Click the link below for more information and to register:
ACT Prep Workshop - Presented by Webster University 
  This webstie provides students an overview of multiple types of tests, FREE test prep at local universities, online practice, as well as materials you can purchase. 

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   Learning Express Library is comprised of a comprehensive selection of interactive online tutorials, practice tests, articles, e-books, and test preparation—modeled after official tests.  Practice tests include ACT,ASVAB, Work Keys, Occupational, and more.Click the link below: Learning Express Library Log into E-Learning using your computer log-in.

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