Encouraging Students Toward Computer Science Learning

This report summarizes key differences in interest in and confidence to learn CS among seventh- to 12th-grade students from underrepresented groups.

Use this report to better understand youth in your community, including interests in and perceptions about computer science by youth from underrepresented groups as well as the level of encouragement to learn CS that these groups receive from key influencers such as parents and teachers.

Audience: 
Preschool
Lower elementary (K-2)
Upper elementary (3-5)
Middle school (6-8)
High school (9-12)
Girls
Youth of color
Learner Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Facilitator Type: 
Library staff member
Community member
Facilitator Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Type of Library: 
Public
School
Tribal
Special
Library Location Type: 
Rural
Suburban
Urban
Size: 
Very small (< 300 students, < 10k population)
Small (< 500 students, < 24k population)
Medium (< 750 students, < 99k population)
Large (< 1000 students, < 500k population)
Very large (1000+ students, 500k+ population)
Program Type & Frequency: 
In school time
Out of school time
Ongoing sessions
One time session
Requirements: 
Technology not required
No cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Broadening participation
Resource Type: 
Strategies
Professional development
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