AP Computer Science Principles Score Calculator

It’s important for those studying up for AP exams to determine their level of readiness by taking past AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) exams released by the College Board. 

To help you determine how far you are from reaching that coveted score of 5, our team has put together an interactive AP Computer Science Principles Score Calculator to show you what AP® score you’d likely receive based on the previous year’s exam. 

AP Computer Science Principles Score Calculator

AP Computer Science Principles Score Calculator

To calculate your possible future AP Computer Science Principles score, use the sliders below to adjust the 1 multiple-choice section and 1 create performance task section. The curve for this score calculator is based on the most recently available scoring guidelines.

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AP® Computer Science Principles Score Calculator

Please keep in mind that the scores determined by our AP Score Calculators should only be used as approximations, and your upcoming AP Computer Science Principles exam may differ from previously administered AP CSP exams. The calculator will give you an idea whether you’re close to a potential score cutoff or near your target score range. 

Why Use Exam Strategist’s AP Computer Science Principles Score Calculator?

Exam Strategist uses only the most recent past exams and official scoring worksheets released by the College Board to give you the best estimate of your current AP CSP competency level. The score calculator was designed to help students minimize their concerns regarding future scores by better understanding how raw scores on the AP Computer Science Principles exam are converted to the scaled 1-5 AP® scores. 

Frequently Asked Questions: AP Computer Science Principles Score Calculator

Based on the 2022 AP score distributions, only 11.4% of students received a 5. Alternatively, you would need to have earned 90% of the total available composite points on the AP CSP exam to score a 5. 

In 2022, 21% of students received a 4 on the AP CSP exam. Additionally, you would have needed to correctly earn 81% of the total available points to earn a 4 on the AP Computer Science Principles exam. 

According to the College Board’s AP score distributions, 31.1 % of students earned a 3 on the AP Computer Science Principles exam. In order to achieve a 3 on the 2022 exam, you’ll have needed to correctly answer 62% of the questions. 

The multiple-choice section accounts for 70% of the total composite score, while the free-response section accounts for 30%. Raw scores are scaled along a grading curve and converted to the 1-5 AP® scores.

Thanks for checking out our AP Computer Science Principles score calculator. Please don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or concerns. And best of luck on your 2023 AP Computer Science Principles exam!


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