AP Testing Schedule


AP Testing 2021


This year Advance Placement testing will include different formats for different tests. Some tests require a paper/pencil administration and are NOT offered digitally.  Others are offered digitally and ACMA’s students will be taking those tests at home unless otherwise requested.

If there is a reason that a student is unable to take a digital test at home, they may request to take it digitally at ACMA by emailing Jan Zalewski at: This request must be made by May 14, 2021 in order to arrange a testing space at the school.

2021 Digital AP Exams Overview

Preview the 2021 Digital AP Exams

The following AP Art and Design Digital Portfolio will be turned into Mr. Brandau by the deadline indicated below:

The deadline for turning in your AP Art & Design Digital Portfolio to Mr. Brandau will be any day before the week of May 20th. This will ensure ample time for them to be forwarded by the AP Coordinator no later than: Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 8:59 PM pacific time.

The following tests will be proctored at ACMA using paper/pencil administration:

  • Spanish Language        Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m.
  • French Language          Friday May 21, 2021 @ 12:00 noon
  • German Lang.               Friday May 21, 2021 @ 12:00 noon
  • Calculus AB                  Monday, May 24, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m.
  • Physics 1                      Monday May 24, 2021 @ 12:00 noon
  • Statistics                       Tuesday May 25, 2021 @ 12:00 noon

The following tests will be taken from home using digital administration:

  • English Literature          Tuesday, May 18, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.
  • U.S. History                  Wednesday, May 19, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.
  • World History: Modern   Thursday, May 20, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

The following details apply to all 2021 digital AP Exams:

Readiness Steps
There are two steps students are required to complete before exam day to confirm that their computer is ready to test:

  1. Downloading and installing the digital testing application (beginning April 8)

  2. Completing exam setup on their testing computer for each exam subject they plan to take (1-3 days before each of their digital exams) A student who attempts to complete these steps on exam day puts their ability to test at risk. If the student is unable to complete all pre-exam steps and begin the check-in process before the official start time of the exam, the student will not be permitted to test and will need to request a makeup exam.

Additional Information

  • Testing Locations: Digital AP Exams can be taken at home or other school-proctored locations if arranged with Ms. Zalewski ahead of the exam.
  • Length: Digital AP Exams will be as long as paper and pencil exams and test the same knowledge and skills. Most exams have multiple-choice and free-response sections. You won't need to study or prepare differently to be successful on a digital exam. There are minor differences with paper and pencil exams. For example, because it's not feasible to have you draw graphs and figures online this year, for some exams you'll be asked to answer questions about provided graphs and figures. See the Exam pages on AP Students for further details.
  • Start Times: Exams start automatically at the same time worldwide, at 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. For exams with 2 sections, the second section starts automatically, after the scheduled break. The exam timing is controlled by the digital testing app, not by you, the AP coordinator, or a proctor.
  • Devices: Exams are taken on desktop and laptop computers (Mac, Windows, school-managed Chromebooks). The computer must have a power cord. Because digital AP Exams require typed free responses, they can't be taken on smartphones.
  • Internet: An internet connection is required, but you'll be able to continue testing even if your connection drops momentarily.
  • Exam Security: Digital AP Exams have been designed with security in mind, so you can take exams at home if you can't test at your school. You won't be able to return to questions you've answered or move back and forth between questions you haven't answered.
  • Readiness Steps: You need to complete a few simple steps (shown above) before exam day to confirm that your testing computer is ready for the exam.
  • Practice: In April, the digital testing application will be available to download. Your school will let you know whether you should install the app on your testing computer or if they'll do it for you. Once you have the app, you'll be able to practice with an exam app demo. You'll get to try each type of multiple-choice and free-response question you'll see on exam day and practice using the tools and features in the app.
  • Accommodations: If you've been approved for testing accommodations by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities office, your accommodations can be used on digital AP Exams. You won't need to reapply for accommodations to take digital AP Exams.

Testing Devices

You can test on a laptop or desktop computer (Mac, Windows, or school-managed Chromebooks). After you complete the exam setup on your computer, 1-3 days before the exam, you can't share your computer with another student.

  • Windows and Mac: Computers can be personal or school managed.
  • Chromebooks: Only school-managed Chromebooks can be used for testing; you can't use a personal Chromebook.