Students are failing AP tests because the College Board can’t handle iPhone photos

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Nick Bryner, a high school senior in Los Angeles, spent hours completing his AP English Literature and Composition test last week. But when he snapped a photo of a written answer with his iPhone and attempted to upload it to the testing portal, it stopped responding.

The website got stuck on the loading screen until Bryner’s time ran out. Bryner failed the test. He’s retaking it in a few weeks.

Bryner is among the many high school students around the country who completed Advanced Placement tests online last week but were unable to submit them at the end. The culprit: image formats.

Screenshot: College Board

For the uninitiated: AP exams require longform answers. Students can either type their response or upload a…

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Author: Monica Chin