By offering AP Computer Science A, your school becomes part of a national movement to make computer science accessible to all students, including those traditionally underrepresented in the world of computing and technology.
As an educator, you play a vital role in your students’ decision to take AP courses.
Provides evidence-based strategies to attract students who are members of groups underrepresented in computer science to take AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles.
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Black, Hispanic, and female students have been underrepresented in computer science courses, majors, and careers for decades. That’s why it’s important to continue to encourage students to enroll in computer science courses. New research shows AP CSP students are nearly twice as likely (14.3 percentage points more likely) to enroll in AP CSA compared to similar students who went to high school before AP CSP launched. This result holds for female, Hispanic, and first-generation students, and is even larger for Black AP CSP students, who are three times more likely to later enroll in AP CSA if they have taken AP CSP.