How much time do students need to complete the performance tasks?

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Teachers are required to provide students a minimum of 8 hours of class time for the Explore performance task and a minimum of 12 hours of class time for the Create performance task. Sufficient time should be provided to students to learn the concepts tested in each performance task and to practice these skills prior to completing and submitting their work on the AP Digital Portfolio for AP scoring purposes.

While the deadline for submitting performance tasks as final is April 30, 11:59 p.m. ET, teachers will need to set interim deadlines to review student performance tasks prior to April 30. Teachers will not be able to report cases of student plagiarism or noncompliance with performance task directions after April 30, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Note: It is likely that there will be a higher volume of simultaneous submissions as the 11:59 p.m. ET deadline approaches, which means that it may take longer for student submissions to upload in the AP Digital Portfolio. So that your students don’t risk missing the deadline, strongly advise them to build extra time to prepare the upload and submit. Students should not wait until the last minute to upload their performance tasks as final in the AP Digital Portfolio.