2009 AP® Computer Science A Free-Response Questions

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Coding and decoding is part of the work. Pupils and teachers use the released questions from 2009 to gather information on how topics show up on the AP Computer Science exam. The four questions range from the array data structure to object-oriented programming. Additional resources provide a deeper insight into each of the items.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Group similar questions from several years to use as practice, such as from 2008
  • Divide the class to work on one problem and present their solutions
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should have completed the computer science course in JAVA
Pros

  • Contains acceptable optional responses
  • Includes examples of test taker responses with their associated scores
  • Provides a description of common errors for each item
Cons

  • None