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|2016 Standards Revision FAQ|
CSTA released the first iteration of our K-12 CS Standards in December of 2011. These standards have been instrumental in assisting many schools, school systems, and states in implementing and promoting computer science education in the K-12 classroom.
Standards Revision FAQs
How do I submit feedback on the draft 2016 CSTA K-12 CS Standards?
Many thanks for your interest in and support of the CSTA K-12 CS Standards! The open review period has closed, but we welcome your feedback, anytime. Please complete the contact form below to provide feedback or suggest changes. We depend on our community to help improve resources.
Why is CSTA revising the standards?
CSTA is committed to ensuring that the Standards remain current, relevant, and useful in the K-12 classroom. Revision is a necessary component of the standards process.
How often are the Standards revised?
The 2016 Interim CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards is the first revision since the Standards were released in 2011 (the process was initiated at the four year mark.) However, CSTA is evaluating more frequent revision processes that allow for ongoing, iterative community engagement and feedback.
What is the revision process?
You can view our 2016 Standards Revision wiki here, which provides a process outline and timeline.
Who serves on the current Standards Revision Task Force?
The task force was formed in the fall of 2015. The task force consists of educators with diversity of experience. Learn more about the 2016 CSTA Standards Revision Task Force here.
Is this the only opportunity I have to review the Standards?
CSTA is committed to an iterative process that allows multiple drafts and revisions before publication. We anticipate future review periods as computer science education evolves.
What is the relationship between the CSTA Standards and the K-12 CS Framework?
How were the development processes for the Standards and Framework aligned?
General Inquiry Feedback Form
CSTA welcomes your questions, as well as any feedback about how to improve the K-12 CS Standards or the revision process. Thank you for your valuable time!