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Bulletin for AP Students and Parents 2007-08

What to Bring to the Exam Room

  • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers for all responses on your multiple-choice answer sheet.

  • Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams.

  • Your six-digit school code. Homeschooled students will be given a code at the time of the exam.

  • A watch.

  • An approved calculator with the necessary capabilities if you are taking the AP Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exams. Visit www.collegeboard.com/apstudents to learn more about the calculator policy for each of these exams, and for a list of authorized calculators.

  • A ruler or straightedge only if you’re taking an AP Physics Exam.

  • A photo ID if you do not attend the school where you are taking the exam.

  • Your social security number for identification purposes (optional). If you provide it, the number will appear on your AP Grade Report.

  • Your SSD Student Accommodation Letter, which verifies that you have been approved for extended time or another testing accommodation.

What NOT to Bring to the Exam Room

  • Cell phones, PDAs, MP3 players, e-mail/messaging devices, or any other electronic or communication devices.

  • Books, compasses, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters,* notes, or colored pencils.*

  • Scratch paper; notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets.

  • Watches that beep or have an alarm.

  • Portable listening* or recording devices (even with headphones) or photographic equipment.

  • Computers.*

  • Clothing with subject-related information.

  • Food or drink.*

  • *

    Unless this has been preapproved as an accommodation by the College Board

Services for Students with Disabilities office prior to the exam date.

Reporting Problems During the Administration If you believe there is a problem while you are taking the exam (e.g., you aren’t given enough time for a section of the exam, or the directions you receive are incorrect), notify your AP Coordinator immediately so that any necessary action can be taken as soon as possible. If that doesn’t resolve the situation, speak to your principal.

Reporting Ambiguous or Incorrect AP Exam Questions AP Exam questions are developed and reviewed carefully by qualified professionals who agree on the correct answer. However, if you believe there is a problem with a question, notify AP Assessment Development immediately, and no later than June 15. If necessary, action will be taken before the grades are reported. Be sure to include the following with your communication:

  • Exam title.

  • Exam section (multiple choice or free response).

  • Question number.

  • A description of the question and the problem in as much detail as possible.

  • Your complete home mailing address, even if you send a message via e-mail. All communications will be answered by regular mail.

Lost or Damaged Exams In extremely rare instances, exams (or portions of exams) get lost or damaged in the shipping and handling process, making it impossible for the AP Program to score a student’s work. After exhausting every effort to locate the missing materials, the AP Program will offer the student two options: The student may retake the missing portion of the exam, which is then scored, or the student can choose to cancel the exam and receive a refund.

Additional Information

Information for Homeschooled Students or Students Whose Schools Do Not Offer AP

If you are a homeschooled student or you attend a school that does not offer AP, you can still take the exams by arranging to test at a participating school. Call AP Services no later than March 1 to get the names and phone numbers of local AP Coordinators. Prepare a list of the exams you plan to take prior to calling so that the appropriate schools and Coordinators can be identified. Then contact the AP

© 2007 The College Board. All rights reserved. Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.com.

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