AP Testing Process Undergoes Changes

by Mallory Carlson ‘19

All students who have taken AP classes in previous years can recall the tedious sign-up process, from the long line to pay for exams to the gathering in the Ertzman to register one’s AP number and personal information.

But this coming spring things will be different, as the process of AP testing has been altered. Students now will register online, January 1 through February 23, on Total Registration, a registration site that has been personalized for Sherwood. Through this site, students will pay the $98 per exam fee, and the pre-registration sessions in April will be rendered unnecessary.

In addition, some AP exams will not take place at Sherwood. “We wanted to give students a better testing environment,” said Kelly Singleton, counselor and AP Coordinator. She explained that the abundance of testing at Sherwood created a disruptive learning environment, with teachers having to leave their classes on various days to proctor exams, some classes moving to different rooms to accommodate testing, and the closing of many hallways.

The tests likely moved off-site will be the larger junior and senior exams, most of which are AP World History, AP Psychology, AP Calculus AB and BC, AP Language and Composition, and AP English Literature.