Archive for January 13, 2014
Barb does her analysis of AP CS data every year, but for some reason, her 2013 analysis has really taken off with the media. I’m going to use this post to track the ones I’ve found.
- The EdWeek piece is interesting because it includes a response from the College Board: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2014/01/girls_african_americans_and_hi.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW
- The Atlantic did an interview with Barb that worked out quite well: http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/01/techs-gender-and-race-gap-starts-in-high-school/282966/
- Just learned about the Slate article this morning. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/01/13/no_women_took_the_ap_computer_science_exam_in_mississippi_montana_and_wyoming.html
- Yes, it’s on Slashdot. That’s not always a pleasant thing. I realized it was there when I suddenly had 500 readers in my blog on a Sunday (about five times a normal load).
If you find others, please send them my way and I’ll update here. If anyone’s interested, our more SIGCSE 2014 paper with more detailed analysis (e.g., controlling for state population, doing a six year historical view of six states, and using regression analysis to explore the relationship of wealth to exam-taking) can be found here: http://bit.ly/SIGCSE14-APCS
CSTA invites teachers and administrators to apply to attend a special summit aimed at broadening understanding and creating capacity for the wide-scale adoption and on-going support of the Computer Science Principles course.
This summit (to be held in conjunction with the CSTA 2014 annual conference in St. Charles, IL) will explore the pathways to CS Principles for the entire community (middle school and high school) and provide teachers and administrators with a context and strategies for implementing CS Principles in their high schools.
This summit, featuring presentations, flash talks, and working groups, is open to teachers interested in teaching the new AP Computer Science Principles Course and administrators at all levels (Principals, District Superintendents) interested in bringing the new AP Computer Science Principles Course to their districts.
Funding may be available for accommodation and travel. Attendance is limited to 50 participants and applications will close February 1, 2014.
The summit will take place:
Location: Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL
Dates: July 16, 2014
Registration Deadline: February 1, 2014
Online applications are now open at:
For more information, see: