Tuesday, March 12, 2013

2013 CSTA National Survey on High School Computer Science

The Computer Science Teachers Association is conducting their annual computer science survey right now. CSTA members should have received notice in our email. I hope that all computer science educators will participate however. This information is very useful for understanding the state of HS CS in the US at a time when we need that information to help promote more of it. Thanks.

Across  the U.S. there are growing concerns about computer science in high  schools. While there are many anecdotal reports about dropping  enrollments and state-level teaching certification battles,  the  Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) National High School Computer Science Survey is the definitive and ongoing source of information on trends and needs and so we need your voice to be heard.

The  purpose of the 2013 survey is to collect and disseminate useful  information regarding the current status of high school computer science  education across the country. This data will be used to support teachers and teaching in the field of computer  science, which we define broadly as follows:

“Computer  science is the study of computers and algorithmic processes, including  their principles, their hardware and software designs, their  applications, and their impact on society.” (CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards).
For your convenience, you can access the survey online via Survey Monkey at:
You can also find a direct link from the CSTA website at: csta.acm.org

Please  note, the data you are providing is for research purposes. It will not  be sold or distributed to any third party directly or indirectly.

Chris Stephenson
CSTA Executive Director
PS: You can find the results of all previous surveys on our website at

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