MassCAN Position on Computer Science in Grades K-12

  • Primary school
    • Set of K-5 standards are created as part of, and integrated with existing Massachusetts technology literacy standards.
    • Interdisciplinary infusion modules are developed that comply with standards.
    • Schools are encouraged to adopt modules.
  • Middle school
    • Grades 6-8 standards are created and integrated with existing Massachusetts technology literacy standards.
    • Curriculum and materials for introducing students to computing concepts in middle school and beyond.
  • High school
    • Grade 9-12 standards are created as part of Massachusetts technology literacy standards.
    • AP CS Principles are adapted to prepare students for College Board testing.
    • A continuum of curriculum is developed along Texas and CSTA models to enable students interested in pursuing computing education to be offered it by schools that have the capability to offer them.
    • Schools are encouraged to provide high school math or science credit for computing courses that conform to standards.