K-12 Computer Science Standards Maps
You want to provide computer science curriculum, but ensuring courses fully align with computer science standards can be challenging. Determining which lessons cover the standards, when they will be taught, and generating the alignment documentation is time consuming.
At Ellipsis Education, we understand what it takes to create standards alignment maps. All courses are delivered with standards alignment maps customized to the instructional cadence and standards of your district. This documentation saves you valuable time and enables teachers to quickly identify when and where each standard is addressed within the curriculum.
Whether your computer science in school curriculum needs to align with CSTA Standards, ISTE Computer Science Standards, or your state’s own unique computer science state standards, Ellipsis Education can provide you with a customized standards map.
Each course, regardless of programming language or grade band, comes with a standards alignment map customized to the standards chosen by your school or district. Below, preview an example standards map. This particular document is an overview of how our 3-5 and 6-8 courses crosswalk with the CSTA standards.
Let’s take a look at a specific example of how each standard aligns to our lessons. Shown below, a fourth grade standard requires that students should be able to test, compare, and refine multiple algorithms for the same task and determine which is appropriate. Look closely at the activity description and learning objectives for this fourth grade lesson and note that this lesson was intentionally designed to support these student learning outcomes.
Similarly, this sixth grade lesson shown below emphasizes program development concepts and encourages the use of collaboration. This lesson aligns with collaborative computing practice 2.3, which requires students to develop skill in the gathering, use, and providing of relevant feedback. Compare that standard, provided in blue on the left, to the description of this activity, which requires the collection and use of user feedback to improve final outcomes.
It is part of our core mission to be teacher-friendly, which means we need to provide teachers with everything they need to confidently implement our curriculum. We don’t want teachers to have to guess about which lessons align to which computer science standards, so each course within our curriculum is delivered with a detailed standards map. These maps allow teachers to easily see how the content they are teaching in their classrooms will address their locally adopted standards.
Computer Science Standards K-12
Learn more about national computer science standards that have been aligned with Ellipsis Education curriculum on our K-12 Computer Science Standards page. This page includes in-depth information about CSTA, the K-12 Framework, ISTE standards, and more. To learn more about your state’s specific standards, visit our United States K-12 Computer Science Standards page and click on your state. Ellipsis Education curriculum aligns with these state and national standards, and the standards maps can be customized to fit the needs of your school.
Computer Standards Maps
Ellipsis Education curriculum is continuously updated to align with computer science standards. Each standards map is customized with modules based on the amount of time the educator has to dedicate to the course.