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For AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) and AP Capstone, students must submit performance tasks to the AP Program using the AP Digital Portfolio, a Web-based application to get their work validated and scored by the College Board. The deadline to submit performance tasks as final is May 26, 11:59 p.m. ET.

AP with WE Service teachers must score student service projects in the AP Digital Portfolio for students to earn the AP with WE Service recognition. These teachers may also require their students to upload work related to their service project to the AP Digital Portfolio, but this is not required.

Note that if a student’s AP Seminar, AP Research, or AP Computer Science Principles project is also their AP with WE Service project, the project must still be scored independently using the AP with WE Service recognition rubric for the student to earn the AP with WE recognition.

AP Capstone Teachers

Download the AP Digital Portfolio—Teacher User Guide for AP Capstone (.pdf/1.76MB)

Share the AP Digital Portfolio—Student User Guide for AP Capstone (.pdf/827KB) with your students.

AP Computer Science Principles Teachers

Access the following resources to navigate through the digital portfolio:

For the through-course performance tasks portion of the AP CSP assessment, students will create digital artifacts—some examples include programs, digital art, or video—accompanied by a written response and upload them in the AP Digital Portfolio.

Students are not allowed to collaborate at all on any portion of the Explore performance task, or on the written response or video for the Create performance task.

Strongly encourage students to use the College Board Written Response Templates for Create and Explore performance tasks to facilitate accurate scoring of students’ work and help to avoid suspicion of plagiarism.

Share the Assessment Overview and Performance Task Directions for Students document with your students. Ensure that students attest to the following on the AP Digital Portfolio:

AP with WE Service Teachers

You’ll use the AP Digital Portfolio to score the student service project for students who want to earn the AP with WE Service recognition. Note that if a student’s AP Seminar, AP Research, or AP Computer Science Principles project is also their AP with WE Service project, the project must still be scored independently using the AP with WE Service recognition rubric for the student to earn the AP with WE recognition.

Important Timelines and Processes for Teachers

August

Teachers sign in to myap.collegeboard.org and get the join code for their class section(s) that were created by the AP coordinator. Join codes should be distributed to students during class. When students enroll in an AP Computer Science Principles, AP Seminar, or AP Research class section using join codes in My AP, their enrollment will carry over to the AP Digital Portfolio.

December

AP Capstone Teachers Only

Begin online scoring training

January

AP Capstone Teachers Only

Establish and communicate a firm deadline for students to submit final performance tasks to you, so that you are able to score all presentations by the May 26 deadline.

AP Seminar Teachers Only

Receive source materials from the College Board to help students complete the Individual Research-Based Essay and Presentation for AP Seminar.

By May 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET

AP Research or AP Seminar

  • Score students' presentations.
  • Check the AP Digital Portfolio to confirm that students have submitted their written performance tasks as final by clicking the “Submit Final” button

AP CSP

  • Check the AP Digital Portfolio to confirm that students have submitted their written performance tasks as final by clicking the “Submit Final” button

Note: It is likely that there will be a higher volume of simultaneous submissions as the May 26, 11:59 p.m. ET deadline approaches, which means that it may take longer for student submissions to upload in the AP Digital Portfolio. So that your students don’t risk missing the deadline, strongly advise them to build extra time to prepare the upload and submit. Students should not wait until the last minute to upload their performance tasks as final.

By June 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET

  • AP with WE Service Teachers must submit scoring of their students’ service projects by completing the recognition rubric for each student in the AP Digital Portfolio.

For More Information

  • Full instructions are available in the AP Capstone user guides, the AP CSP user guides, and the AP with WE Service user guides, as well as in the Help section within the AP Digital Portfolio.
  • For AP CSP, email apcsp@collegeboard.org
  • AP Capstone teachers can email AP Services for Educators at apcapstone@info.collegeboard.org.