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Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan

Information and resources related to the Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan.

The California Department of Education, State Board of Education (SBE), and Legislature are commencing the process for developing the new California Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan (CSSIP). Per California Education Code (EC) Section [53310–53315], "The Superintendent shall receive the recommendations submitted by the computer science strategic implementation advisory panel pursuant to Section 53311. The Superintendent shall develop, and the state board shall consider adopting, a computer science strategic implementation plan on or before July 15, 2019. The Superintendent shall submit the plan, if adopted by the state board, to the Legislature in conformance with Section 9795 of the Government Code on or before July 15, 2019.”

Information and updates concerning the development of the CSSIP for California public schools will be posted here.

CSSIP Panel Members

The 23 CSSIP Panel members are appointed or designated by the Governor, the President of the SBE, the Senate Committee on Rules, the Speaker of the Assembly, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Members of the CSSIP Panel possess expertise in computer science. The CSSIP Panel will assist in the development of the California Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan.

CSSIP Panel Recommendations

EC Section 53311 requires the CSSIP Panel to develop a set of recommendations for a Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan. The California SBE reviewed the recommendations at its September 2018 meeting.  

DRAFT Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan

The draft Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan was developed from the recommendations of the CSSIP Panel. The Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) will review the draft plan at its September 2018 meeting. Commissioners will vote to send the plan out for a 30-day public review period.

Public Comment on the Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan

On September 21, 2018, the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) took action to begin the public review and comment period for the draft Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan (CSSIP). The public review and comment period is an opportunity for any interested individuals or organizations to provide comments and suggested edits to the IQC. Those comments and suggestions will inform the IQC’s actions at its January 24-25, 2019, meeting, at which it will consider recommending the draft CSSIP to the SBE for adoption in March 2019.

Draft Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan (DOCX)
The IQC and the SBE welcome your review and comments on the draft CSSIP.

Provide Public Comment
Select the link above to access an online survey to review and comment on the various sections of the draft CSSIP. The online survey will remain open from October 1, 2018, through November 9, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.

Questions: Teacher and Leader Policy Office | cssipp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-7331 
Last Reviewed: Friday, October 5, 2018
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