The 2021 State of Computer Science Education: Accelerating Action Through Advocacy is the annual report from, CSTA, and ECEP on K-12 computer science in the U.S. which includes policy trends, maps, state-by-state summaries, and implementation data.
The report includes national data, as well as state-specific data. Here are some highlights from the 2021 Arizona Fact Sheet.
View The Report:
  • Click Here to view the report and associated resources
  • Click Here to view the Arizona specific handout
  • View an Interactive Dashboard which lets you examine the data in a city-by-city or district-by-district level
Join The Discussion in our newly launched CSTA-Arizona Virtual Community! You will need to log in or create an account to view the discussion and participate. Read more about this new initiative below.
Engage With The Data: Join members of CSTA-Arizona on December 2nd for the SciTech Institute STEM Lunchtime Conversation to hear an overview of the report, participate in a hands-on investigation of the interactive data dashboard, and discuss next steps with other Arizona Computer Science stakeholders. Click Here to register for the event.
STEM Lunchtime Conversations: State of CS
Join the SciTech Institute's STEM Lunchtime Conversations on Thursday December 2nd for an overview and discussion of the State of Computer Science report, focusing on the data for Arizona schools and districts. This discussion will include an overview of the data led by members of CSTA-Arizona, then a chance to explore the data in breakout rooms and discuss trends, wonderings, and next-steps with members of the community. This is an opportunity to explore the computer science data in Arizona hands-on, and network with fellow community members to discuss trends and actions for improvement.
New CSTA-Arizona Virtual Community
CSTA-Arizona is launching our Virtual Community, a message board and forum for members to connect, share resources, and have discussions relevant to their classrooms.
We're excited to launch this much-needed resources, especially since local meetups have been a struggle in recent years. We encourage you to use this new virtual community in similar ways as our in-person meetups: to find folks teaching in similar contexts, to share resources and ideas with other teachers, and most importantly: to connect with other computer science educators and avoid the feeling of being "the only" computer science educator in your community.
You will need to sign in or create an account to view all of the messages in the community and create a posts. We recommend starting in the Introduce Yourself thread, then exploring other topics such as the State of CS Report Discussion Thread. Since this community is still very new, there aren't a lot of threads available yet - we encourage you to start your own and connect with other educators!