Significant Increase in Schools Receiving Annual AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award
College Board Recognizes 1,119 Schools for Achieving Gender Equality in Computer Science Education
The College Board is excited to recognize schools that are engaging more female students in computer science coursework with an AP Computer Science Principles Female Diversity Award and AP Computer Science A Female Diversity Award. Specifically, College Board is honoring schools with 50% or higher female representation in either of the two AP computer science courses, or whose percentage of the female examinees meets or exceeds that of the school’s female population. Out of the 20,000 institutions that offer AP courses, 1,119 achieved this important result during the 2019-2020 school year.
SUHSD Honorees are:
- Mar Vista High School
- Montgomery High School
- Sweetwater High School
PRESS RELEASE – January 25, 2021
New York – The College Board announced recipients of its annual AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award, recognizing schools for achieving gender equality in AP® Computer Science A (CSA) and/or AP Computer Science Principles (CSP). Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have taken a critical step toward closing the gender gap in the field of computer science, where women have historically been underrepresented.
Today the College Board recognized 1,119 schools for achieving either 50% or higher female examinee representation in one or both AP computer science courses, or a percentage of the female computer science examinees meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population, during the 2019-20 school year. That’s an increase of nearly 37% over the 818 schools recognized during the 2018-19 school year. Of these schools, 831 earned the award for AP CSP, 232 for AP CSA, and 56 had the distinction of receiving the award for both courses.
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