Are students allowed to choose programming topics or computing innovations for the performance tasks they submit to the College Board that their teachers have discussed in class or used in practice performance tasks?

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We advise students not to submit performance tasks that were covered in class, as it will be difficult to incorporate completely original ideas and responses to prompts. If students do choose to submit topics covered in class, teachers will need to review these performance tasks and report plagiarism to the College Board, if found.

For the Explore performance task: If students select a computing innovation that was discussed in class, students must find new sources and submit original responses to avoid plagiarism and cannot submit any work from practice performance tasks.

For the Create performance task: Students must be able to claim that the program code and the written response they are submitting is their own. Students can use code segments that are not originally developed by them provided they have included appropriate attributions for these code segments.