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The Impact Of Meaningful High School Computer Science Experiences In The Chicago Public Schools, Ronald I. Greenberg Jan 2018

The Impact Of Meaningful High School Computer Science Experiences In The Chicago Public Schools, Ronald I. Greenberg

Ronald Greenberg

We report on initial outcomes of the Taste of Computing project, under which a meaningful computer science course has been initiated in many high schools of the Chicago Public Schools system. Surveys of students have shown that they attribute high value to the course and have experienced increases in their understanding and interest regarding the computing field. Data was also collected from teachers participating in professional development regarding their preparation and confidence in teaching the new course. We report on the strengths of various survey responses and their relationships, and we compare student responses by race and gender. The data ...


The Impact Of The Exploring Computer Science Instructional Model In Chicago Public Schools, Ronald I. Greenberg Jan 2018

The Impact Of The Exploring Computer Science Instructional Model In Chicago Public Schools, Ronald I. Greenberg

Ronald Greenberg

As part of the Taste of Computing project, the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) instructional model has been expanded to many high schools in the Chicago Public Schools system. We report on initial outcomes showing that students value the ECS course experience, resulting in increased awareness of and interest in the field of computer science. We compare these results by race and gender. The data provide a good basis for exploring the impact of meaningful computer science instruction on students from groups underrepresented in computing; of several hundred students surveyed, nearly half were female, and over half were Hispanic or African-American.


Ecs Evaluation Survey Instruments, Ronald I. Greenberg, Steven Mcgee Jan 2018

Ecs Evaluation Survey Instruments, Ronald I. Greenberg, Steven Mcgee

Ronald Greenberg

This is a compilation of several surveys used in conjunction with a large-scale implementation of the Exploring Computer Science Curriculum in high schools in the Chicago Public Schools: ECS student presurvey pp. 1--2, ECS student postsurvey pp. 3--4, teacher background survey pp. 5--11, teacher ECS workshop feedback form pp. 12--13, teacher ECS implementation survey pp. 14--24