Monday, June 17, 2013

Phase 2 of AP CS Principles: pilot schools announced (5 in California)

The College Board has released a press release  announcing Phase 2 of the Computer Science: Principles(*) project, leading to an operational exam in 2016-2017. With this announcement we are happy to announce those high schools and colleges that will be piloting the course for the next three years. Roughly forty high schools and ten colleges will be part of this next phase of piloting.

(*)Computer Science: Principles is a new course under development that seeks to broaden participation in computing and computer science. Development is being led by a team of computer science educators organized by the College Board and the National Science Foundation. Advanced Placement credit is not currently offered for this course-- present efforts in CS Principles are part of the requisite  process to make it an AP course. The test is anticipated to debut in 2016.

More info on CS Principles can be found at

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