3. After 2020 AP Exams FAQs

3.1 Student Responses

3.1.1 When will I get my students’ exam responses?

May 26.

3.1.2 Will I also get the responses of my students who take the makeup test?

Teachers will get makeup test responses June 30.

3.1.3 Can I review responses with my students once I get them?

Yes.

3.1.4 When will the exam questions be made available?

The exam questions will not be posted online for the public. The questions will be released as secure items in AP Classroom on May 26 (the same day teachers receive their students’ exam responses), providing an additional source of practice questions for classroom use.

3.2 Score Reporting

3.2.1 When can students expect to get their scores?

AP scores will be released to students on the AP Scores website starting between July 15 and July 17, depending on their physical location. Check the access schedule to see when students will be able to access their scores. Students who tested in the June 22–30 exception testing window or submitted their responses via the backup email submission option will receive those scores by August 7. These students will receive an email when their outstanding scores are available and educator reports will be refreshed daily.

3.2.2 When will I get access to my score reports?

If you’re a course authorized teacher or a school/district administrator, you will have access to your AP score reports on AP Score Reports for Educators starting on July 15 with Subject Score Rosters and Student Score Reports. Additional reports will be released throughout the month. To see additional details about who has access to scores, see How and When to Access.

3.2.3 Are any new policies going to be put in place for score challenges now that teachers can see/score their own student responses directly?

Because creating a good testing environment at home is a challenge for some students, the exam is much shorter this year.

AP teachers will have the chance to review students’ scores and exam responses this summer. If a student doesn't receive a score of 3 or higher, and the teacher feels the exam didn’t appropriately measure the student’s qualification for college credit, the teacher will be able to engage with the AP Program’s college faculty partners to review and confirm the score, ensuring it’s fair and appropriate.

AP teachers can find more details by logging in to AP Score Reports for Educators.

3.2.4 Why is there no AP Instructional Planning Report available for 2020 exams?

Due to changes in exam structure and development timelines associated with the 2020 exams, we are unfortunately unable to provide IPRs based on 2020 exams. We will continue working toward launching the new IPR format and reporting structure in 2021. Teachers who used AP Classroom this year can continue to use the feedback provided on units and skills to inform their instructional planning.

3.2.5 Why are you not providing Calculus AB subscores for Calculus BC?

We have solid psychometric support that this year’s exams can provide an AP Exam score of 1–5 that represents a student’s performance and ability levels for the year. However, due to their shorter duration, this year’s AP Calculus BC Exams do not sufficiently assess the subsets of material required to calculate AB subscores in Calculus BC. However, this does not affect the calculation or validity of the AP Exam scores for the full exam in this course.

3.2.6 Why are you not providing aural and nonaural subscores for Music Theory?

We have solid psychometric support that this year’s exams can provide an AP Exam score of 1–5 that represents a student’s performance and ability levels for the year. However, due to their shorter duration, this year’s AP Music Theory Exams do not sufficiently assess the subsets of material required to calculate aural and nonaural subscores. However, this does not affect the calculation or validity of the AP Exam scores for the full exam in this course.