With a shortage in the workforce of candidates with adequate computer science skills, Tennessee has approved computer science standards for students in kindergarten through grade 8. Slated for implementation next year, students will be expected to demonstrate proper keyboarding skills and proficiency in the use of technology. Students will also be expected to understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning. In the younger grades, the focus will be on computer basics and protecting their private information. Middle school students will be coding and learning information-processing skills. Moreover, they will explore careers in computer science. EdGate has these computer science standards listed in the queue for correlation and loading into the repository in time for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. If you have questions about these standards, please contact your Project Manager.
By: Kathleen Ideguchi