The AP Computer Science Principles Assessment consists of two components: a through-course assessment and the end-of-course AP Exam. Both of these parts will measure your achievement of the course learning objectives.

Through-Course Assessment

For the through-course assessment, you will upload digital artifacts and written responses via a Web-based digital application. You will be asked to describe or analyze your work, whether it includes research, the creation of an artifact (e.g., a video, spreadsheet, graph, or electronic slide show), or the creation of a program.

End-of-Course AP Exam

The end-of-course AP Exam is a paper-and-pencil written exam. It is 2 hours long and includes approximately 74 multiple-choice questions. There are two types of multiple-choice questions:

  • Single Select Multiple-Choice: you select 1 answer from among 4 options
  • Multiple Select Multiple-Choice: you select 2 answers from among 4 options


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