How can I prepare students for the exam?

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Teachers need to review the AP Computer Science Principles Course and Exam Description (.pdf/2.05MB) carefully to understand the curriculum framework as well as the exam design. It is important to provide opportunities throughout the year for students to practice the learning objectives within the curriculum framework. Teachers can access practice exams by logging in to their AP Course Audit account. The practice exams help students understand the types of questions on the AP CSP Exam.

To prepare students for the through-course performance tasks, teachers must ensure that they have sufficient learning experiences and practice on the concepts tested in the tasks prior to administering them. Samples of the performance tasks with student responses and commentary are available on the AP CSP Exam page.

Online resources like curriculum samples, programming tools, and online courses can supplement AP CSP instruction. These resources have not been reviewed or endorsed by the College Board. Teachers can visit the AP CSP Classroom Resources page and join the AP CSP Teacher Community to access resources.