I received the files with all AP data by state for 2022 from the College Board and have created spreadsheets with just the data for AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) and AP CSA with totals and broken down by race and gender. I also updated the summaries from 2010 to 2022 for AP CSA and from 2017 to 2022 for AP CSP. The College Board changed from an “Other” category to a “No Response” category in 2021 but I am still reporting on it in the summary as “Other”. See the spreadsheets below. The College Board will not let me share the original data, but I can share my spreadsheets. I will do more of an analysis of the data once my semester is over at the end of April in 2023. The file APCSP-Data-2022 has the total number of exam takers, the number who passed with a 3-5, and the percent who passed the AP CSP exam. It also breaks the data down by race and gender as well. The file APCSA-Data-2022 is the same but just for AP CSA. The file CSP-2017-2022-By-State has a tab for each state with all the data from 2017 to 2022 broken down by race and gender. The file CSA-2010-2022-By-State contains the same data but for CSA and from 2010 to 2022. The file AP-Summary-2022 has data for 38 AP exams.
In 2022 71,1011 students took the AP CSA exam which was an increase from 2021 when 67, 632 students took the exam. In 2022 130,602 students took the AP CSP exam which was an big increase from 2021 when 113,443 took the AP CSP exam. The percentage of AP CSA exam takers that identified as female was 25.3% which is a drop from 2021 when it was 25.4%. The percentage of AP CSP exam takers that identified as female was 33.2% which is a drop from 2021 when it was 33.9%.
As you can see from the chart below AP CSA is still the second worst AP exam based on the log(female/male) and AP CSP is still the 5th worst. These two exams still have a huge gender imbalance. Most AP exams have more females taking them than males.