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Computer Science Standards


During the 2016 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 16-1198 requiring the development of voluntary Computer Science academic standards for secondary students. The new law allows districts to elect to adopt these standards for high school students. During the fall of 2016, CDE hosted a series of stakeholder meetings and a webinar to engage a broad array of stakeholders to inform the development process. Incorporating the work of many stakeholders including industry partners, non-profits, and educators from higher education, CTE and K-12, a volunteer citizen standards committee drafted the Computer Science standards from 2017 until the Spring of 2018. These voluntary, secondary Computer Science standards were adopted by the State Board of Education in April 2018.


2020 Computer Science Standards


Sample Computer Science Standards

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