The CSTA K–12 Computer Science Standards delineate a core set of learning objectives designed to provide the foundation for a complete computer science curriculum and its implementation at the K–12 level.
The CSTA Standards introduce the fundamental concepts of computer science to all students, beginning at the elementary school level. At the secondary level, they present computer science in a way that can fulfill a computer science, math, or science graduation credit. They encourage schools to offer additional secondary-level computer science courses that will allow interested students to study facets of computer science in more depth and prepare them for entry into the work force or college. Further, they aim to increase the availability of rigorous computer science for all students, especially those who are members of underrepresented groups.