2nd semester final exam

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final
endoftheyear

#1

I was just wondering what others are doing for a final exam for CSP. My first semester final covered Units 1-4 so there isn’t much new material since then. Any suggestions are helpful - thanks!


#2

Hi @agrant

Great question! Are you teaching the AP version of the course or a non-AP version? If you are teaching the AP version, there is a secure AP test you can get access to that might be a good cumulative final for you to consider.

Otherwise, I would highly recommend a final project as a semester final. In the past, I have had students create a project the week or two up to exams and then share it in a presentation during the scheduled “final” time.

It is a nice way to end the year and not so stressful for students. Students seem to appreciate the freedom to apply what they have learned in the project.

Happy coding!
KT


#3

Kaitie, thanks for the feedback. Yes, this is the AP CSP class - how do I access the secure AP test? We are doing a final project now but I believe we are also required to give a written final. I was thinking of doing a shorter version of the test similar to the one I gave them at the end of the 1st semester.


#4

Sure! You can access the secure tests on the College Board website. When you log in, go to the “Course Audit” and on the left hand side you will see a spot to “access secure documents”. There are two tests there you can use.

I think that is a good option if you need to give a written test because of school requirements, but a project may be more motivating for students.