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Guidance for the AP Create Task and Practice Create Task

This page needs updates based on whether or not we decide to require the Explore Curricular Requirement (and updates to that requirement). --MF, 11/17/19

BJC includes a Practice Create Task several units before the official Create Task. It is strongly encouraged (both by BJC and the AP CSP Chief Reader's Report) to conduct a Practice Create Task before students undertake the AP Create Task, on which they cannot seek teacher support. The BJC Practice Create Task uses the exact same student pages as for AP Create Task so that students can explore and resolve any issues with the instructions and required technology before undertaking the official Create Task.

BJC does not include the CSP Explore Curriculum Requirement, which, despite its name, is not required. Instead, BJC fulfills this requirement through several social implications labs across the year as described in the course syllabus.

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Example Student Snap! Project Videos

2020 Big Idea: CRD; and Computational Thinking Practices and Skills: 1.B, 1.C, 4.C, 6.C

As students undertake the Practice Create Task, they select and use a development process, plan and code their program, test their program for errors, write about their development process, and acknowledge any code developed by other people (Skills: 1.B, 1.C, 4.C, 6.C; Big Ideas: CRD).

2020 Enduring Understanding: CRD-2

In the Practice Create Task, students undertake an iterative design process as a formalization of their programming work so far in the year and as preparation for the Create Task (CRD-2).

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Brian wants us to revisit whether these videos are relevant enough to warrant including. --MF, 9/7/18

AP Classroom

After the Practice Create Task, the following AP CSP topics have been covered completely. You may choose to use the AP Classroom formative assessment practice questions for the following topics:

Correlation with 2020 AP CS Principles Framework 

Computational Thinking Practices: Skills

Learning Objectives:

Essential Knowledge: