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Digital practice will roll out over several days. It will be added to the app starting April 8 and will be available for all digital exam subjects by April 12. We strongly recommend that students do digital practice before exam day.

  • They’ll see each type of multiple-choice and/or free-response question on their exam.
  • They’ll get to preview the pre-exam steps (exam setup and check-in), as well as the directions, screens, tools, features, and reminders they’ll see on exam day.
  • Completing a practice experience also helps confirm before exam day that their testing technology, including any approved assistive technology, works as expected.

Practice options

 

Digital Practice

App Demo

Description

Longer option students can use to fully explore the digital testing application. Includes all varieties of questions students will see on exam day. After practice, students can download their responses and an answer key and scoring guidelines.

Shorter option that students can use to quickly confirm that the application is correctly installed, that questions display appropriately, and that they can enter answers. For most subjects, the Exam App Demo questions are a subset of the questions on the Digital Practice.

Recommended For

All students taking digital exams

Students who don’t complete digital practice

Students signed up for pencil and paper exams in subjects that offer digital exams

Multiple-Choice Questions

9-20

3-5

Break Between Sections

5 minutes

2 minutes

Free-Response Questions

Full-length FRQ section for most subjects

1-2

Answer Key and Scoring Guidelines

Yes

No

Student Can Download Responses

Yes

Taking the App Demo after completing Digital Practice may override student answers from Digital Practice.

Please note:

  • Students will have approximately the same time per question on digital practice as on the actual exam. 
  • The example questions in digital practice assess content from the first half of the course.
  • If a student takes the App Demo after completing Digital Practice, their App Demo responses may replace their Digital Practice responses.

How to Access and Take Digital Practice

On the home page of the digital testing app, the student can click Practice and go to the Active Practice tab to view the Digital Practice available for the exams they’re registered to take.

Students will have two options to practice for each exam: an app demo that has fewer questions, and a digital practice that has more questions.

Students will also be able to get to digital practice from My AP.

Note: The student’s computer will be locked for the duration of the practice option they choose. They won’t be able to open an internet browser, cut and paste text outside of the application, etc. If a student needs to access these functions before the end of practice, they can exit the practice experience by clicking More and then Exit. They can reset Digital Practice and the App Demo in My AP if they wish to retake them.

When they’ve finished the questions, students can go to My AP to access a copy of their responses and the multiple-choice answer key and free-response scoring guidelines. These will only be available for Digital Practice, not the App Demo.

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Resetting Digital Practice

To reset digital practice, a student simply needs to click the relevant Reset Digital Practice link in My AP.

Tracking Students’ Practice

AP coordinators and teachers will be able to view students’ practice status in their respective digital exam readiness dashboards. See Digital Exam Readiness Dashboard for details.

Digital Practice for Educators

Beginning April 22, AP coordinators and teachers can take digital exam practice through a link on their respective digital exam readiness dashboard if they’d like to become familiar with how the app works. See Digital Exam Readiness Dashboard for details.