Reminder
Reminder
January 31, 2018

Teachers - Deadline for the initial submission of course materials for the 2017-18 school year.

Administrators - Last day to: Approve Course Audit forms, renew courses, remove teachers not teaching or courses not being offered, and add Online/Distance Learning courses for the current school year.

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Teacher > AP Computer Science Principles

The AP® Program unequivocally supports the principle that each individual school must develop its own curriculum for courses labeled “AP.” Rather than mandating any one curriculum for AP courses, the AP Course Audit instead provides each AP teacher with
a set of expectations that college and secondary school faculty nationwide have established for college-level courses.

Programs offering curriculum and professional development for AP Computer Science Principles may be able to provide additional support to you and your school, including an approved syllabus for your use. If you decide to you use a syllabus by a College Board endorsed provider, contact the provider to get both the syllabus and syllabus ID.

Some of these materials have been reviewed by Learning List, an independent instructional materials review service for schools and districts. This review indicates the degree of alignment to the course framework. Learning List's detailed alignment reports identify the specific LOs and Practices to which each material is and is not aligned to help teachers use these materials more effectively. Learn more.

To ensure all AP CSP teachers have access to the AP Digital Portfolio, we strongly encourage submission of course audit materials (course audit form and syllabus) before October 1st, 2017. Teachers will get an access code once the school’s Course Audit administrator approves the course audit form confirming that AP CSP will be taught in the 2017-18 academic year. Find out more about the AP Digital Portfolio.

 

 

Course and Exam Description acrobat
Describes in detail the AP course and exam. Includes the curriculum framework and a representative sample of exam questions.

Review this resource to establish your understanding of the objectives and expectations of the AP course and exam.

 

Curricular and Resource Requirements — Identifies the set of curricular and resource expectations that college faculty nationwide have established for a college-level course.

Example Textbook List
Includes a sample of AP college-level textbooks that meet the content requirements of the AP course.

Syllabus Development Guide  acrobat — Includes the guidelines reviewers use to evaluate syllabi along with three samples of evidence for each requirement. This guide also specifies the level of detail required in the syllabus to receive course authorization.

Four Annotated Sample Syllabi
Provide examples of how the curricular requirements can be demonstrated within the context of actual syllabi.

Review these resources to ensure that you have included the required level of detail in your syllabus to successfully complete the course audit.

 

Syllabus Self Evaluation Checklist acrobat
Includes a list of items that teachers should verify prior to submitting the syllabus for review.

Use this checklist to ensure that your syllabus includes all required elements before submitting for review.


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Learning List


The College Board has partnered with Learning List to provide independent instructional materials review services for schools and districts for several redesigned and new subjects. More information about the alignment of each textbook is provided on the relevant example textbook lists. The Example Textbook Lists which were reviewed by Learning List are for Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, Physics 1 and 2, Research, Seminar, U.S History and World History.

 
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