Congratulations Mobile CSP teachers and students!
The official results are in and Mobile CSP students performed very well on the AP CSP exam. Out of 47,216 students who took the 2017 exam, 3,611 (7.6%) were part of a course using the Mobile CSP syllabus and 78% passed with a grade of 3, 4, or 5, compared to 74% nationally. In the following chart Mobile CSP students are shown in blue and are compared to the performance of all students.
For the multiple choice part of the exam, the College Board divides all students evenly into quartiles and then calculates the percentage of our students who fall into each quartile. As this chart shows, 30% of Mobile CSP students scored in the top quartile, while only 20% or our students scored in the bottom quartile. These are good results.
On the performance task portions of the exam, Mobile CSP students did even better, with 40% of our students scoring in the top quartile.
Performance by Content Area
The College Board report (link below) provides a breakdown of student performance by content area (e.g., Algorithms, Abstraction, Programming, etc.). In every one of the 15 content areas reported for the multiple choice exam and the 5 areas reported for the performance tasks, Mobile CSP students performed at or higher than the global average. For example, in the area of Abstraction 1,780 (49%) Mobile CSP students scored in the top quartile compared to all students. And in the Create Task Apply Algorithms area 1,671 (46%) scored in the top quartile. These are very strong results.
Performance by Demographic Group
In an earlier report the College Board gave us a demographic breakdown of the Mobile CSP students who took the exam. This was for a somewhat smaller sample size (3,531 examinees). What these results show is that Mobile CSP students out-performed the average in every demographic group.
Gender and Demographic Breakdown
In terms of gender breakdown, Mobile CSP students track pretty closely to the national group, with 29% female students (compared to 30% nationally).
Demographically, we come in a little lower in terms of our percentages of underrepresented minorities (Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino).
For more details, here’s a link to the original report from the College Board.
Congratulations to all our students and teachers!