Encourage students by reminding them that they can become great at computer science through hard work, even if they’ve gotten a 1 or a score lower than they’re comfortable with on the AP test, or if they are not currently a star student.

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  • Emphasize to students that abilities, including computer science abilities, can be grown and developed with deliberate practice.
  • If they are beginning students, remind them that they are merely starting to explore what CS has to offer.
  • Extra info from the CS Teaching Tips Team: Encourage a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset: practice and trying again lead to improvement, a low test score does not mean you won't improve if you continue working to develop your skills.
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