Tips on Proctoring AP’s (with Audacity)

We know proctoring AP language exams can be a stressful time for everyone involved: students, proctor, and IT.

To help alleviate stress, College Board has released an official guide on how to use Audacity, a free audio tool for Windows/Mac, to capture student’s oral responses during the exam (official CB guide link).

What’s missing from this guide are common problems that could happen on test day. Our years of experience with the exam have exposed us to all kinds of problems that could happen and ways to prevent them. So why not share them?

In this blog post, we will address these problems, our tips, and our recommendations to make test day as smooth as possible with Audacity.


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