Media coverage of Barbara Ericson’s AP CS 2013 Analysis
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