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Students are focusing 100%

"Now, students are finally focusing 100% on the curriculum frameworks without worrying about any technology-related issues limiting their ability to succeed in the program."
Chris HickmanProgramming and Web Development Instructor at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School
Evidence-Based Results

Happier learners, less grading and admin

Independent research has found that "the use of Codio has coincided with a steady increase in student performance and satisfaction as well as far greater data on student engagement and performance" (Croft & England, 2019).

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15% Higher learner performance
30% Less course admin
10% Higher learner satisfaction
75% Less time spent grading
Engaging, Interactive Content

Adopt Complete Courses and Modules in Minutes

Everything in Codio is completely editable—make changes from the wording of content to adding clarifying images to dropping in more auto-graded exercises from our assessments library.  Instructors can mix and match to fit their course, or even author their own content in Codio. Help your learners to excel with exercises and activities like an AP Computer Science Principles practice exams.

Intro to CS

Teaching introductory computer science

Whether you are teaching JavaPython, or C++, we have introductory computer science resources for you. As all questions are auto-graded, students receive immediate, rich feedback, while content is presented in smaller units that are more manageable for students. Get learners engaged in courses for AP Comp Sci Principles.

Intro to CS

College Board-endorsed AP® CS curricula

There are many ways to teach AP® Computer Science in Codio! Easily adopt our College Board-endorsed AP® CS A curriculum materials, or explore ready-made curricula from our partners. Whether you’re preparing learners for an AP Computer Science Principles exam or another AP CS course, Codio is the ideal environment.
Block-Based Coding

Go from Block-based to Text-based Seamlessly

Introduce programming with visual or block-based coding, like Scratch—a popular block-based, visual coding environment that introduces programming concepts in an engaging way to students of all ages. The graphical visual coding environment makes it easy to create animated stories, interactive programs, and games, all within Codio!
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Student Feedback

Easily Help Students, Even Remotely

With the click of a button, leave in-line code comments that students can resolve or respond to the next time they log in to the assignment. Turn on automated emails so students know they have feedback waiting.

Want to work with a student live over a video or audio call? Simply hop into their assignment, and Codio becomes Google Docs for coding! You can see who is in the project, click on a person's icon to see where their cursor is, or hover over a cursor to see their name and watch them type and highlight live.

Benefits for All

Top priority for our budget

Initially, our goal was to use Codio as a way to navigate the unknown with COVID. After using the platform in the classroom and seeing its benefits with curriculum delivery and student learning, we plan to continue using Codio as long as possible and have prioritized it as our top priority for our budget next year.
Chris HickmanProgramming & Web Development Instructor at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School
What are AP Comp Sci Principles? AP Computer Science Principles is an advanced placement course designed to introduce students to the foundational concepts of computer science. It encourages learners to think creatively and use computational thinking to solve problems. The course covers topics such as the internet, big data, digital privacy, cybersecurity, and the societal impacts of computing.
Is AP Comp Sci Principles Hard?

The difficulty of AP Computer Science Principles depends on an individual learner’s prior experience and interest in computing and technology. An intuitive platform can alleviate the challenges learners face with complex subjects.

This course is intentionally designed to be accessible and approachable for students who are new to the field of computer science. It has a greater emphasis on the overarching principles and concepts of computing rather than intensive, hands-on programming.

In comparison to other AP course offerings, AP Comp Sci Principles is often regarded as one of the more manageable and entry-level options, especially for students who may not have a particularly strong background in mathematics or programming. The course aims to provide a broad, foundational understanding of computing without requiring the same depth of technical expertise expected in more specialized computer science or coding-focused AP classes.

What’s the Difference between AP Comp Sci and AP Comp Sci Principles?

AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles are both AP courses but they focus on different aspects. The AP Computer Science course is primarily focused on the fundamentals of programming and software development. At its core, the curriculum centers around the Java programming language, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to design, implement, and analyze software solutions to problems.

This AP course dives into the technical aspects of computer science, concentrating on programming concepts, algorithms, and software engineering principles. The level of detail and rigor involved in the coursework is intended to prepare students for the challenges they may encounter in the field of software development.

AP Computer Science Principles projects are less technical. The course is a broader and more introductory course compared to other computer science offerings. Rather than focusing solely on coding in a specific programming language, AP Principles of Computer Science takes a step back to examine the role of technology in society.

While some programming is involved, the emphasis is not on mastering a particular coding language. Instead, AP Computer Principles encourages students to think critically about how technology shapes our world and the implications. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, from the basics of hardware and software to the ethical considerations surrounding data privacy and security.

What are AP Computer Science Principles Equivalent to? AP Computer Science Principles is equivalent to an introductory college-level course in computing. It’s designed to be a foundational course. AP CSP is a College Board program that should give you college credit for an introductory computer science college course. provides a broad overview of computing topics and prepares students for further study in various aspects of information technology and computer science.

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