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Average AP CSP pass rate?

Hello everybody! I'm considering taking AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) next year. Does anyone know what the pass rate is like for the exam? I'm trying to figure out how manageable the workload will be. Thanks!

7 months ago

Hello! AP Computer Science Principles is generally considered to be one of the more accessible AP courses, and the pass rate reflects that. In recent years, the pass rate (meaning a score of 3 or higher) has typically been around 70-75%. Of course, individual experiences may vary, so it's important to consider your strengths, interests, and prior exposure to computer science when gauging the workload.

To give you a better idea of what to expect, AP CSP covers a broad range of topics, including computational thinking, programming, data representation, the internet, cybersecurity, and ethical concerns.

The course requires students to complete multiple performance tasks throughout the year, alongside a multiple-choice exam administered in May. The hands-on nature of this course can be engaging and enjoyable, making the workload more manageable for students with an interest in the subject.

I would recommend talking to your school's computer science teacher or students who have previously taken the course to get a better understanding of the workload, expectations, and advice for succeeding in the class. Good luck with your decision!

7 months ago

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