Does everyone take the same AP test?

<p>In other words, do they distribute different versions of the "same" test on a given test date, or do the kids in School A take exactly the same test as the kids in school B? Seems to me it might be hard to make tests that included essay questions that are really equal in difficulty. And do they ever recycle questions from year to year?</p>

<p>Everyone in the country takes the exact same test on the test date, and there is an alternate exam for late takers. Multiple choice questions are recycled from year to year.</p>

<p>otherwise they wouldnt be "standardized tests"</p>