Making Headlines: AP Exams
During the weeks of May 6-10 and May 13-17, many Middlesex students will be taking one or more Advanced Placement exams. These exams are the culmination of a year of college level study in a variety of disciplines and provide students with the opportunity to show their expertise in subjects where they have shown particular aptitude. The School has registered students in AP courses for the appropriate tests and will help students manage the schedule of the two weeks. To see the schedule of AP tests visit the College Board’s 2019 AP Exam Schedule.
Middlesex students have benefited from a tradition of solid performance on AP exams with more than 78% of students receiving 4s or 5s on the tests and more than 93% passing with a score of 3 or higher. Having AP courses in our program paired with robust scores on the various subject tests has been another tool to show the strength of Middlesex students and in some cases can translate to college credit. For many students, an AP test represents the punctuation mark on a year’s worth of hard work in a challenging course, so we encourage students to come to an AP exam well prepared and rested.
Results of AP exams will be available to students via their online College Board account in July. Students should be reminded that College Board takes testing security very seriously. Any student found with a phone or any device that can access the internet during a test (including breaks) will have their test canceled and will potentially be banned from future testing. Students should take particular care not to post anything to social media during a test. The best way to avoid any issues is to simply leave your phone or device at home, consistent with MX exam security policies.
In the case that a student is sick for an AP exam, or for whatever reason needs to miss an AP exam, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org), Beth Hill (email@example.com) or Tracy White (firstname.lastname@example.org).
– Sam Bigelow, Director of College Counseling