Important Updates Regarding NYS and AP Testing

Tamarac Families:

Below is important information regarding NYS testing updates and AP testing updates for schools impacted by COVID-19.

New York State Testing:

According to the New York State Department of Education, due to unprecedented school closures, administrations of 2020 elementary and intermediate-level State assessments have been suspended for the remainder of this school year. PLEASE NOTE: We do not have any information regarding Regents testing for this school year as of now. As soon as we have this information, we will share this with the community.

To read more about this testing decision, please click the following link: 2020 Elementary & Intermediate-level State Assessments Suspended

Advanced Placement Testing:

Please see the following statement from CollegeBoard regarding AP Exams this year:

As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and safety of educators and students are the AP Program’s top priorities. Here’s how we’re supporting schools:

Through our members across the country, we understand the new time constraints on everyone in the education community. These solutions are meant to be as simple and lightweight as possible for both students and teachers — without creating additional burdens for school leaders during this time.

  • Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place.
  • Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be 2 different testing dates.

The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3. We’ll also unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.

For more information, we encourage you to visit: College Board AP Test Information 2020