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Computer Science

Shannon Thissen

The Computer Science team at OSPI consists of staff across the subjects of English language arts, math, science, educational technology, and career and technical education. Working closely with statewide computer science and STEM stakeholders, this team provides guidance for the development and implementation of Washington's computer science learning standards and computer science education grants.

Learning Standards

Washington's K–12 Computer Science Learning Standards were revised in 2018.

Computer Science Education Grants

We are now accepting applications for the Computer Science 2020–21 competitive grant!
  • iGrants Form Package 777: Computer Science and Education
  • Applications are due August 24!

The Legislature allocated $1,000,000 of the General Fund in fiscal year 2020 and $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 for computer science education. These funds are designated for: (1) Teacher training and credentialing in computer science; (2) Technology upgrades needed to learn computer science; and (3) Engaging students in computer science.

In 2020, the Legislature approved a supplemental operating budget that included changes to the matching fund requirements of the computer science education grant (ESSB 6168, Sec. 520 (12)(d)).