Mr. Rogers AP Computer Science I - Fourth Quarter Objectives


GridWorld Chapter 4:
Group Activity: We will do the group activity at the end of Chapter 4 in class
Read Chapter 4 Interacting Objects, Exercises 1-6, 

Assignment: Complete your  personal project


AP Exam Free Response Preparation

Homefun (turn in 3 per week):

  1. Answer all the questions in the free response portion of the 2004 and the 2005 exam except for the Marine Biology Case Study question.

  2. Grade and score the answers to your partner's answers to the above according to the AP answer guide. Sign the problems you grade.

Problem sets can be found online at the AP Computer Science A section of the American College Board site or will be provided by Mr. Rogers.


AP Computer Science A Exam

% Right on Exam

AP Score 1992 1999 2004
5 65.7 60 79
4 54.3 45 61
3 37.1 33 49


AP Exam Multiple Choice Preparation

In-Class Tests: A multiple choice AP type test will be given approximately once per week starting near the end of March (3 tests total). These will count 100 points each toward your grade. They will be curved to approximate an AP grading system. At worst 50% correct will be a "C". In addition, each student will receive an estimate from 1 to 5 of their future grade based on each test.

Take-Home Tests: A minimum of 2 multiple choice AP-type take-home tests will be given. These will count 50 points each and be curved but not as generously as the in-class tests. Your work is to be turned in on each question. You may collaborate with other students and may compare answers but only if each person has actually worked the problem and written down their work. Allowing a student to simply copy your answers is strictly forbidden and may result in a grade of zero for both of the students involved.

The Good News: The highest in-class test will be cloned to help compensate for having a bad day. Take-home tests will not be cloned.


AP Exam Self Study

As mentioned on the first page, you will not reach your potential on the AP test without a lot of self study. This AP test study should start in December.  At that time you should start practicing the multiple choice practice tests in the Barron's AP review book. These questions are close to those actually found on AP tests.



Essential Question: Do computing professionals make life and death decisions?

The Social and Ethical Considerations in Computing

  1. System reliability--the horror stories: radiation burned cancer patients, phone system crashes, etc.

  2. The right to privacy--you would not walk into your neighbor's house merely because the door was open.

  3. Legal issues

  1. Social and ethical ramifications

  1. Define responsible use of computers.

Assignment: Pick a topic from any of the above items and prepare a 5 minute PowerPoint presentation to be delivered in class after the AP exam.