AP exam undergoes changes

February 7, 2019 | USA Today

Changes in the Advanced Placement world could help more high school students earn college credit via AP exams — but teenagers will pay new fees if they change their minds about taking the tests.

The College Board will soon offer AP teachers new practice questions, instructional videos and automated assessments that can give students feedback online. The testing and college-prep giant has invested $80 million into helping more students successfully prepare for the annual May exams, leaders said.

But the changes coming Aug. 1 include a controversial exam registration deadline in November instead of March, and new $40 penalties for each late registrant or canceled exam.

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