With the increased interest and growth in K-12 CS education, the CS community, states, and school districts have been wrestling with the same question:
What should all K-12 students know and be able to do in computer science?
The Association for Computing Machinery, the Computer Science Teachers Association, Code.org, the National Math and Science Initiative, and the Cyber Innovation Center are steering a process to develop a framework of concepts and practices to guide states and districts creating a K-12 pathway in computer science. This effort, called the K-12 CS Framework, is not about developing standards (that will be up to the CSTA/states/school districts to complete), but rather a more high-level framework that can guide states or districts who want to then design their own curriculum, standards, assessments, or teacher certification programs.
The framework would identify core concepts and practices when exiting certain grade spans (ex: exit competencies at grades 2, 5, 8, and 12). The CSTA and Code.org are aligning the development of this framework and the CSTA standards revision. You can find more information at https://k12cs.org/
We would like to invite your organization to be an official reviewer. We also invite any of your partner organizations who would be interested to join as official reviewers. Another way to help is to broadcast the upcoming, final review period of the framework (June 8-29), to your network. You can find all review instructions at https://k12cs.org/review/
If you have any questions, please contact the development team at firstname.lastname@example.org