BUILDING THE MINDSET
Setting a new record for AP Computer Science. The results are in: 29,000 female students took an AP Computer Science exam this year, which is more than the entire AP CS exam participation when Code.org launched four years ago. The introduction of AP CS Principles this past school year was the largest College Board AP exam launch in history and has skyrocketed participation in CS especially among female students and minorities.
Participation by girls and minorities outpaces the rest – but there’s a loooong way to go. We’ve seen improvement in the diversity of AP Computer Science every year since Code.org launched in 2013, thanks to the collaboration of partners, and the dedicated effort of thousands of CS teachers. Of course, even though the trends are in the right direction, there’s a long long way to go to balance diversity in computer science. – Hadi Partovi, Code.org