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AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES EXAM DESCRIPTION – OVERVIEW (2019 - 2020)

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES EXAM DESCRIPTION – OVERVIEW

https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-computer-science-principles/exam (2019-2010)

  • AP Computer Science Principles Performance Tasks Due /
    Submitted to AP Digital Portfolio as “
    Final” - THURsday, APR 30, 2020
    • Enter AP #
    • Indicate Intent to Take M/C Exam
  • AP Computer Science Principles Exam Day 2018 - FRIday, MAY 15, 2020

 

Assessment Overview

The AP Computer Science Principles Assessment consists of two parts: performance tasks and the end-of-course AP Exam. Both measure student achievement of the course learning objectives.

Assessment Format

Two Performance Tasks | 40% of Overall AP Score

  • Create — Applications from Ideas | 24% | 12 hours
  • Explore — Impact of Computing Innovations | 16% | 8 hours

The Create performance task focuses specifically on the creation of a computer program through the collaborative and iterative process of programming.

The Explore performance task requires students to identify a computing innovation, explore its impact, and create a related digital artifact – ex. digital art, video – accompanied by a written response.

Students need to submit their final performance tasks on the AP Digital Portfolio by April 30.

We have pulled the Reproducible for Students section from the Course and Exam Description to create a new publication titled Assessment Overview and Performance Task Directions for Students. Please download and share this document with your students, as it provides instructions around the performance tasks and explanations on questions they will see on the AP Exam.

End-of-Course Exam: 74 Questions | 2 Hours | 60% of Overall AP Score

  • Single-select and multiple-select questions

The AP Computer Science Principles Course and Exam Description (.pdf/2.05MB) includes complete information about the performance tasks and the end-of-course exam.

 

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