Will the exam format change?

The written response prompts for the Create performance task will now be included as part of the end-of-course exam. Students will still be required to develop a program of their choice that meets the list of program requirements found in the student handouts. Students will need to complete and submit as final three components in the AP Digital Portfolio: the program code, video, and instead of the written response, a student-authored Personalized Project Reference. If students do not submit their Personalized Project Reference by the April 30, 11:59 p.m. ET deadline on the AP Digital Portfolio, they will not have this resource available on exam day to complete their written response section. 

On the end-of-course exam, students will respond to two questions related to the code contained in their Personalized Project Reference. The two questions include four distinct prompts: Written Response 1, Written Response 2(a), Written Response 2(b), and Written Response 2(c). Each of these prompts will align to one of four categories: Written Response 1: Program Design, Function, and Purpose; Written Response 2(a): Algorithm Development; Written Response 2(b): Errors and Testing; and Written Response 2(c): Data and Procedural Abstraction. The specific prompts will vary across the different versions of the exam. Students will have access to their  Personalized Project Reference when responding to these prompts.  

Students will have 60 minutes to respond to the written response prompts on the end-of-course AP Exam. 

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