The Computer Science team at OSPI consists of staff across the subjects of English language arts, math, science, educational technology, and career and technical education. Working closely with statewide computer science and STEM stakeholders, this team provides guidance for the development and implementation of Washington's computer science learning standards and computer science education grants.
Review the Guidance on Teaching Computer Science in K–12 Public Schools for more information!
The Washington State Computer Science K–12 Learning Standards are designed to enhance teacher understanding and improve student learning so that students are better equipped for college, career, and life.
The computer science and education grant program supports the following three purposes: train and credential teachers in computer sciences; provide and upgrade technology needed to learn computer science; and, for computer science frontiers grants to introduce students to and engage them in computer science.
The Computer Science State Strategic Plan is a community-developed living document and will be updated based on feedback provided by various stakeholders. Successful implementation of this plan and equitable outcomes for students will require buy-in from cross-sector partners including students, families, educators, businesses, philanthropy, agencies, and community-based organizations.
- Guidance on Computer Science State Course Codes
- Computer Science Guidance: Course Codes recording
- Computer Science Guidance: Course Codes presentation
- K–12 Computer Science Education Data Summary Report