Computer Science

Computer Science Implementation Planning

Washington will begin its transition to the Computer Science Learning Standards using a four-year process that began with the adoption in December 2016. The work will generate transition and crosswalk documents for K-12 Computer Science integration at the elementary and middle school level, and high school integration into Math and Science.

View Implementation Chart (PDF)
Implementation Planning Chart

Critical Stakeholders in Washington State Computer Science Implementation

OSPI formed a committee for Computer Science Education Leadership in June of 2016. Working closely with statewide computer science and STEM stakeholders, this team provides guidance for implementation of Washington’s computer science learning standards and education grants.

OSPI Programs

  • Learning and Teaching
  • Assessment and Student Information
  • CTE (STEM, Agriculture, Skilled and Technical Sciences, Family Consumer Science, Health, etc.)
  • Migrant/Bilingual
  • Special Education
  • Indian Education
  • Early Learning
  • Communications

State Science Leadership Team

  • OSPI
  • ESD Regional Science Coordinators
  • Higher Ed Partners
  • Business Partners
  • Administrators
  • Teachers

Statewide Networks

  • Educational Service Districts (ESD)

Higher Education

  • Colleges of Education
  • Colleges of Science and Engineering
  • Community and Technical Colleges
  • Content Faculty

Informal/Community Partners

  • Various informal and community partners with connections to Computer Science

Business Industry Partners

  • Various business/industry partners with connections to Computer Science
  • Washington STEM

K-12 (Districts and Building Level) Schools

  • Staff
  • Students
  • Administrators
  • Community

State Boards

  • Professional Educators Standards Board (PESB)
  • State Board of Education (SBE)

State Associations

  • Educator and Administrator Professional Organizations

National Computer Science Education Organizations


   Updated 8/23/2018

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