Computer Science EducationInformation and resources related to computer science education for students in grades K-12.
Computer Science Content Standards Development
The CDE, Instructional Quality Commission, and State Board of Education (SBE) are commencing the process for developing new California computer science content standards. 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.
Computer Science Standards Draft
The Instructional Quality Commission approved and recommended the Draft Computer Science Standards to the State Board of Education on July 26, 2018. To download the draft chapters approved by the Instructional Quality Commission with recommended edits, select the links below:
- Introduction (DOCX)
- California K–12 Computer Science Standards (XLSX)
- Appendix (DOCX)
- Computer Science Standards K–12 Progression (XLSX)
Computer Science Standards Advisory Committee (CSSAC)
CSSAC Meeting Agendas and Notices
- Meeting Agenda and Notice: January 22-23, 2018
- Meeting Agenda and Notice: November 14-15, 2017
- Meeting Agenda and Notice: October 23-24, 2017
- Meeting Agenda and Notice: September 25-26, 2017
On July 12, 2017, the State Board of Education appointed 21 members to the CSSAC. The CSSAC will assist in the development of the California Computer Science Standards
- Guidelines for the 2018 California Computer Science Standards | DOC
On July 12, 2017 the State Board of Education approved guidelines to direct the work of the CSSAC.
Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan
The California Department of Education, State Board of Education, and Legislature are commencing the process for developing California Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan per California Education Code Section [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.