Only teachers authorized through the AP Course Audit for the most current year for which AP score data has been released have access to their students' exam scores online. Additionally:
- Teachers can only see reports for the subjects they are authorized to teach.
- Teachers must renew their course authorization every year to continue to have access to current and previous years' reports.
- If section codes were designated on exam day for their subject, they may only see data for students in their specific sections.
Note: Teachers authorized for the 2014-15 school year may view reports for the 2015 administration now. Teachers authorized for the 2015-16 school year will be able to view their 2016 reports in July 2016. The 2016 AP Scores Access Schedule for Educators will be available in spring 2016.
For more information on how to access scores, visit Accessing Online Scores.
Safeguards against the Misuse of Data
The College Board is committed to protecting the privacy of students' data. We discourage schools from using AP online reports for the purposes of evaluating or comparing teachers. We depend on administrators in particular to guard against such misuses of data. For this reason, all visitors to this site agree to certain legal terms and conditions. Teachers must attest that they are authorized by the policies and regulations of their schools to access and review the AP score information of students enrolled in the AP courses that they taught.
Additional safeguards include:
- Ability to assign and access section-level data. When selecting which section's results they want to see, teachers should not select section numbers for any classes they did not teach.
- An email is sent to the schools’ designated administrators (including the AP Coordinator) whenever a teacher initially selects his or her section number(s) or any time he or she subsequently changes this information. This gives administrators and coordinators visibility into the sections that are accessed by particular teachers.
- Principals can choose to restrict AP teachers from accessing individual students' exam results. The principal must contact AP Services to make the request, and would then be responsible for sharing the data directly with teachers. Note that teachers would still have access to the AP Instructional Planning Reports, but these do not include individual student-level data.
- Principals can completely restrict access for certain staff members (i.e., staff who are no longer employed at a school) by contacting AP Services.
For specifics about which staff members will have access to which reports, visit Online Scores for Schools and Districts.