Computer Science EducationInformation and resources related to computer science education for students in grades K–12.
Computer Science Content Standards Development
The California Department of Education (CDE), Instructional Quality Commission (IQC), and State Board of Education (SBE) commenced the process for developing new California computer science content standards in September 2016. Per California Education Code Section 60605.4, "on or before July 31, 2019, the Instructional Quality Commission shall consider developing and recommending to the SBE computer science content standards for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, pursuant to recommendations developed by a group of computer science experts." Information and updates concerning the development of computer science content standards for California public schools will be posted here.
- Schedule of Significant Events for the 2018 CA Computer Science Standards (Posted 12-Jul-2017)
Approved by the State Board of Education on January 12, 2017, and updated July 6, 2017.
Search the California Content Standards
This application contains the 12 California content standards. The application is designed so educators can quickly find, search, and sort relevant standards across disciplines to aid in instructional planning and assessment. This is a web view of our available mobile application, which we encourage you to download. You can find more information about the mobile application on the CA Standards Mobile Application web page.
SBE Adopted Computer Science Standards Pre-Publication
The IQC approved and recommended the draft computer science standards to the SBE on July 26, 2018. The SBE approved the IQC recommendation and adopted the computer science standards on September 6, 2018. To download the pre-publication chapters approved by the SBE, select the links below:
- Introduction (DOCX)
- California K–12 Computer Science Standards (XLSX)
- Appendix (DOCX)
- Computer Science Standards K–12 Progression (XLSX)
- Public Review Comments (DOCX)
Computer Science Standards Advisory Committee Members
On July 12, 2017, the SBE appointed 21 members to the Computer Science Standards Advisory Committee. The CSSAC assisted in the development of the California computer science standards.
- Guidelines for the 2018 California Computer Science Standards
Guidelines for the 2018 California Computer Science Standards (DOC)
On July 12, 2017, the SBE approved guidelines to direct the work of the CSSAC.
Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan
The CDE, SBE, and Legislature are commencing the process for developing California Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan per California Education Code sections 53310–53315.
The CDE convened three focus group meetings to provide input on guidelines that will be utilized by a group of computer science experts who will be tasked to develop the new standards. The meetings were open to the public.
- Computer Science Focus Group Report (DOC)
The Focus Group Report summarizes the comments received at the three focus group meetings.