AP CSP in the NYT
AP CSP in the NYTCrystal Barrick, Assistant Director, Communications
Earlier this month, The New York Times put a spotlight on the College Board’s new AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) course. In an “Education Life” article about the rise of computational thinking in schools, reporter Laura Pappano wrote:
“In the fall, the College Board introduced a new Advanced Placement course, Computer Science Principles, focused not on learning to code but on using code to solve problems…There is an exam, but students also submit projects ‘more similar to a studio art portfolio,’ [senior vice president of AP and instruction Trevor Packer] said. The course covers working with data and understanding the internet and cyber security, and it teaches ‘transferable skills,’ he said, like formulating precise questions. That’s a departure from what the College Board found in many high schools…The goal is that the new course will be offered in every high school in the country.”
An interactive quiz, which allows Times readers to test their computational thinking skills with practice AP CSP Exam questions, accompanied the article.
To learn more about AP Computer Science Principles, visit collegeboard.org/apcsp.