2018 – Students Who Took CSA AP Exam in Oregon



1

Black Student


3

Hispanic Female Students


2

American Indian Students


2

Pacific Islander Students

2018 – Students Who Took CSP AP Exam in Oregon



5

Black Students


9

Hispanic Female Students


4

American Indian Students


2

Pacific Islander Students

Findings

  • 54% of Principals believe that students should be required to take computer science
  • 91% of parents want computer science education opportunities for their children
  • Only 29% of school boards are committed to introducing computer science in the curriculum
  • Lack of budget for teachers and software, and lack of teachers are the greatest barriers to computer science education
  • The demand for computing jobs is 2.4x the average in the US

Recommendations

  • Promote broad, diverse participation by taking advantage of interest and growth while integrating equity practices into CS recruitment and pedagogy
  • Expand CS offerings by connecting with communities, legislators, and organizations advocating for CS education
  • Allow CS classes to count towards graduation and college admissions to encourage participation
  • Increase qualified CS teachers through incentives and support of quality teacher preparation and certification
  • Prioritize funding to meet the demand for CS education