What’s new with the 2024 AP Computer Science Principles Exam, and how does it affect the AP coordinator’s role? 

Beginning with the 2024 AP Exam administration, during Section II of the AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) end-of course exam, students will refer to their Personalized Project Reference (PPR) to complete their written responses.   

To ensure students have their PPR on exam day, AP coordinators are responsible for completing these tasks:  

  • Prior to exam day, you need to print out the PPR, which students must submit through the AP Digital Portfolio by April 30, 11:59 p.m. ET. It’s important to print out the PPR for each student before exam day, whether the school is testing on digital or paper.  
  • As an AP coordinator, you can monitor student activity in the AP Digital Portfolio and verify that the Create performance task components have been submitted as final by the April 30 deadline. If you discover that students haven’t submitted a final PPR by April 30, 11:59 p.m. ET, contact the student and their teacher as soon as possible before exam day. If an individual student had an unexpected issue that prevented them from completing their submission by the final deadline, you can request an extension on the Progress page of the AP Digital Portfolio.   
  • On exam day, you must provide the PPR for each student taking the exam to the proctor along with the AP CSP Exam packets.   

Read instructions on pages 132-134 of the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 2 for additional details about the PPR, including guidance about printing.  

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