Advanced Placement Computer Science

Advanced Placement Computer Science (also called AP Comp Sci, APCS or AP Java) is the name of two distinct Advanced Placement courses and examinations offered by the College Board to high school students as an opportunity to earn college credit for a college-level computer science course. AP Computer Science A is meant to be the equivalent of a first-semester course in computer science, while AP Computer Science AB equates to a full year. The AP exam currently tests students on their knowledge of Java. AP Computer Science AB was discontinued following the May 2009 exam administration. The current Chief Reader for AP Computer Science (2008–2012) is Dr. Jody Paul, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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