- All EOC tests for 19-20 are canceled. This includes April, May, and June. The next EOC test will be in December of 2020.
- For seniors in the 19-20 school year, required performance on the academic assessments to graduate is being waived for Spring 2020.
- Translation: current seniors may graduate through the IGC process regardless of the number of EOC assessments they still need to pass.
- All other graduation requirements will need to be met (passing classes, etc.)
- For students graduating in future years but taking one of the five courses with a corresponding STAAR EOC assessment this year, those students will not be responsible for meeting that EOC assessment graduation requirement if they earn course credit this year.
- Students who are graduating in future years but are taking an EOC course will not be responsible for meeting that assessment requirement IF they earn course credit this year.
- Translation: English I, English II, Algebra, Biology, and US History students who are not graduating this year need to pass the class. If students do not pass the class, they are responsible for the EOC when they repeat the class.
- Students who are not seniors and have outstanding EOC assessments that they have not passed from a previous year will need to retake and pass that EOC prior to graduation.
- All STAAR testing is canceled for April, May, and June of 2020.
- SSI requirements are waived for this year.
- School districts are to determine promotion for grades 5 and 8 just like students in all other grades.
- Criteria should include the following considerations: Teacher recommendation, grades in all subjects, other necessary academic information as determined by the district.
- STAAR ALT 2 window is cancelled.
- ARD committees will make the educational decisions, including decisions related to required performance on academic assessments.
- Windows for these tests are currently open and will remain open until May 29, 2020.
- Districts have the option to complete testing or not. (More information to come in the coming weeks)
- Any tests already taken or submitted through May 29 will receive a score.
- TEA is looking at adjustments to exit criteria
Your health and safety are our top priorities. We know the coronavirus has created new and unexpected challenges. Here’s how the AP Program is supporting you and your school:
- We’re providing live and on-demand AP courses for free.
Taking the Exam
We surveyed 18,000 AP students to see if they still wanted the opportunity to test this year. Their answer: a resounding yes.
Free resources will be available through exam day to help you get ready. While we encourage you to wait until closer to the test to decide, any student registered for an exam can cancel at no charge.
Free AP Review Classes
Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, you can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These courses:
- Are optional, mobile-friendly, and can be used alongside any work your teacher may give you.
As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and safety of educators and students are the AP Program’s top priorities. Here’s how we’re supporting schools:
About This Year’s AP Exams
Students remain eager to take AP Exams and to have a chance to earn credit and placement. We surveyed 18,000 AP students and 91% indicated they want to complete this important step, urging us not to cancel this opportunity they have been working toward.
We will continue to support students with free resources through exam day. And while we encourage students to wait until closer to the test date to decide, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.
March and May SAT Administrations
Future Testing Opportunities
College Board will provide future additional SAT testing opportunities for students as soon as possible in place of canceled administrations. We’ll be as flexible as possible to give students the best chance to show their skills and stay on the path to college.
We have not yet canceled the June 6, 2020, SAT and SAT Subject Test administration and will continue to assess its status, with the health and safety of students and educators as our top priority. We are also exploring the possibility of adding an international SAT administration later this school year.
Resources and Support
To help students keep their college readiness skills sharp when many schools are closed, the College Board and Khan Academy will continue to provide free resources online, including full-length practice tests and personalized learning tools.
Together with our member schools and colleges, we will be flexible, thoughtful, and collaborative in exploring ways to continue to support student learning and provide opportunities to test during this challenging time.
- The safety of students and test center staff is ACT’s top priority. ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date.