Several updates were made to the AP CSP course and exam in the 2020-21 academic year. Watch webinar recordings on Create performance task updates, digital portfolio updates, and course and exam updates.
AP Classroom and AP Daily
Teachers and students can access short, searchable AP Daily videos in AP Classroom. Videos can be assigned as homework to encourage students to watch on their own, so you can use class time to focus discussions where students need more help. Designed with AP educators, AP Classroom helps you provide students daily practice and personalized feedback throughout the year. Sign in to access your question bank, topic questions, and AP Daily videos. Sign in to access your question bank, topic questions, and AP Daily videos. Students can also access the AP Digital Portfolio through AP Classroom.
Watch the recorded webinar for information on AP Classroom and resources.
The AP Computer Science Principles Exam assesses student understanding of the computational thinking practices and learning objectives outlined in the course framework. The AP Exam consists of the Create performance task and an end-of-course AP Exam. For more information, download the AP Computer Science Principles Course and Exam Description.
Encourage your students to visit the AP Computer Science Principles student page for exam information.
Create Performance Task Walk-Through
Watch the recording of the Create Performance Task Walk-Through webinar, for guidance on task directions, task guidelines, and the submission process.
AP Computer Science Principles Exam Reference Sheet
This reference sheet is distributed to students for use during the end-of-course exam. It contains both block-based and text-based programming constructs and establishes a common way to communicate programming concepts.
- MON, MAY 2, 2022, 11:59 PM EDT
Deadline to Submit AP Computer Science Principles Performance Task
- MON, MAY 9, 2022, 12 PM LOCAL
AP Computer Science Principles End-of-Course Exam
The AP Computer Science Principles end-of-course exam will continue to have consistent question types, weighting, and scoring guidelines every year, so you and your students know what to expect on exam day. The overall format of the exam—including the weighting, timing, types of questions, and types of stimulus materials—won’t change.
Section I: End-of-Course Multiple-Choice Exam
70 Multiple-Choice Questions | 120 Minutes | 70% of Score | 4 answer options
- 57 single-select multiple-choice
- 5 single-select with reading passage about a computing innovation
- 8 multiple-select multiple-choice: select 2 answers
Section II: Create Performance Task
30% of Score
Students will develop a computer program of their choice. Students need at least 12 hours of in-class time to complete.
Scoring Information from the 2021 Exam
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