The team at OSPI consists of staff across the subjects of math,
science, educational technology, and career and technical education. Working closely with statewide computer science and STEM stakeholders, this team provides guidance for development and implementation of Washington’s computer science learning standards (anticipated in Summer 2016) and computer science education grants beginning with the 2015-16 school year.
Superintendent Dorn formally adopted the CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards as Washington’s K-12 Computer Science Learning Standards on December 8, 2016.
Washington State Computer Science K-12 Learning Standards (PDF,
Substitute House Bill (SHB) 1813 directs OSPI to adopt computer science K–12 learning standards developed by a nationally recognized computer science education organization.
During the 2015 session, the Washington State Legislature directed the Superintendent of Public Instruction to adopt nationally recognized K-12 Computer Science standards. In order to meet this goal, Washington STEM on behalf of OSPI, is leading the review of a framework for computer science education and accompanying student learning standards. This webinar will share the content and process for the development and review of a nationally recognized framework and standards and outline the ways in which Washington educators can help inform CS standards.
The Legislature allocated funding for Computer Science Education during the
The standards review process for teachers has started. If you are interested in participating, please use the documents below:
Third Annual Washington State Middle School Computer Science Competition will
be held between 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM on Saturday, May 13, 2017 on Microsoft West
Campus in Redmond, Washington. More
Registration will open soon!