AP Computer Science Principles
- The Create and Explore Performance Tasks will make up the entirety of the AP CSP Exam. There will be no multiple-choice exam.
- UTeach CS is offering all CS Principles teachers access to FREE modules to scaffold students through the Create and Explore Tasks: https://uteachpd.instructure.com/courses/473.
- The Digital Portfolio due date has been extended for all students to May 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET. No further extensions will be considered after this date. Students who have already submitted their performance tasks will not be allowed to edit or resubmit.
AP Computer Science A
- The exam will only cover material through ArrayLists. Later topics, including 2D arrays, inheritance, and recursion, will not be tested. For teachers using the UTeach AP CSA curriculum, this equates to all the lessons up to Unit 5 Day 15. Lessons on searching and sorting can be found in Unit 7 Days 2-6 and Days 14-16.
- For the 2019-20 exam administration only, students will have the option to take a 45-minute online exam at home. Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.
- If students lack access to connectivity or devices at home, requests can be made through the College Board's website.
- Exams will involve a "range of digital security tools and techniques" to prevent cheating. This is not a change from previous versions of the exam but is of paramount importance to ensure the integrity of exams this year.
- For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates. Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice.
For the latest announcements from the College Board, please visit https://apcentral-preview.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update.