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K-12 Computer Science Course Opportunities in Virginia
Computer Science skills are essential in today’s society. The development of these skills in grades K-12 is a critical component of preparing graduates for entry into the workforce or to pursue higher education coursework. The K-12 Computer Science Course Opportunities in Virginia-This is a Word document. document provides guidance to counselors and teachers on the different computer science pathways available to students
Performance Assessment and Computer Science
Elementary students are expected to develop computer science skills throughout elementary instruction as indicated in the 2017 Computer Science Standards of Learning. The Computer Science Performance Task Common Rubric-This is a Word document. is designed to align with the strands reflected in the 2017 Computer Science Standards of Learning and the expectations provided in the rubric are aligned to the skills and knowledge that students should have at the conclusion of their elementary computer science education experience.
Computer Science Frequently Asked Questions (Revised October, 2020)
The Computer Science Frequently Asked Questions-This is a Word document. document was developed to provide information on the instruction of the 2017 Computer Science Standards of Learning and to provide guidance to counselors concerning student placement and credit opportunities with computer science courses.
Computer Science Dashboard
The Virginia Computer Science Dashboard allows stakeholders the opportunity to view the status of computer science instruction across Virginia. The development of computer science skills is critical for students as they prepare for the workforce. These skills, reflected in the 2017 Computer Science Standards of Learning, provide students with a foundation that allows them to become digitally literate citizens. Students also have the opportunity to learn about computer science, programming, and computer science related fields in greater depth through secondary coursework options.
Computer Science Standards of Learning
The Computer Science Standards of Learning identify academic content for essential components of the computer science curriculum at different grade levels. Standards are identified for kindergarten through grade eight and a core set of middle and high school elective courses. Virginia is one of the first states to have K-12 standards, and is leading the way on student workforce readiness.
- Computer Science Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework
- Cross-Curricular Integration Alignment-This is a Word document.
- Computer Science Implementation Frequently Asked Questions-This is a Word document.
- Computer Science Course Codes-This is a Word document. – Superintendent's Memo 263-18
- Computer Science Instruction Plans (anticipated: August, 2020)
Virginia: The Digital Dominion
Computer Science Standards of Learning & Curriculum Framework
Computer Science Newsletter
Teachers, principals and computer science coordinators are encouraged to register to receive the VDOE Computer Science Update distributed by the computer science office.
- 2016 Virginia Acts of Assembly Item 138, page 117-This is a PDF document. – Information regarding the funding appropriation related to computer science training and infrastructure
- CSTA 2017 K-12 Computer Science Standards
- K12CS Computer Science
- Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)
- Expanding Computer Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching – The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Computer Science teaching is eligible for submission if the content is also aligned to mathematics or science content.
Contact Dr. Anne Petersen, Science Coordinator, by email or phone at (804)225-2676 if you have any questions about computer science instruction.