Reports of AP CS’ Demise are Greatly Exaggerated

Today’s Washington Post article on the College Board’s decision to stop administering certain Advanced Placement tests has been widely circulated — with some reasonable concern within the computing community. The article appears to suggest that computer science advanced placement tests are on the chopping block. However, that’s not quite an accurate picture. Fortunately, Cameron Wilson at CRA-affiliate ACM — which has become quite involved in the computing education space — has a more complete explanation on the Tech Policy Blog of what’s really going on and why it ultimately could/should be beneficial for the field.