AP© Computer Science Principles launches as an Advanced Placement© course in 2016-2017. The launch includes a rigorous curriculum framework that was developed by the College Board in collaboration with computer science educators over an eight-year period with four years of pilot testing. The curriculum framework is designed as a set of big ideas, enduring understandings, learning objectives, and essential knowledge statements that allow different implementations to flourish. The end-of-year AP© assessment includes unique through-course performance tasks that encourage collaboration and individual creativity and expression as part of the body-of-work used to provide students a score on the AP© exam.
TeachCS supports three courses based on the AP© Computer Science Principles framework.