College Board Addresses Glitches In Submitting AP Exams With New Backups
The second week of Advanced Placement -- or "AP" -- exams begins Monday.
While the College Board says less than 1% of test takers couldn't submit answers, distressed students have flooded social media with reports of glitches. And the stakes are high -- for some, passing could earn college credit or placement, potentially saving thousands in tuition.
So over the weekend, the College Board announced a new, backup email submission system.
AP students took nearly 2.2 million AP Exams last week, and we’re so proud of every student who tested. We also share the deep disappointment of those who couldn't complete their AP Exams.— AP for Students (@APforStudents) May 17, 2020
We're providing a new safeguard for students moving forward. https://t.co/S6qS6ZksxC pic.twitter.com/UzXNNmNUi1
If a student is unable to upload answers -- the system will now prompt them with a unique email address to send responses immediately after the test.
One important caveat: the College Board is only offering that option to those taking AP exams going forward. So students who ran into problems last week, will still have to re-test in June.
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