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  1. Revitalizing High School Computer Science Dan LewisSanta Clara University

  2. California’s 2009 Exports California’s leading export category in 2009 was computers and electronics products $35 billion(29%) Source: http://business.ca.gov/WhyCA/TheCaliforniaEconomy.aspx

  3. Employment Projections 60% Computer Science will generate more job growth between now and 2018 than all other STEM fields combined. Californiawill have an average of more than 20,000 job openings in computing each year for the next five years. Source: http://www.ncwit.org/caucus.php?id=CA 13.4% 5.6% 3.1% Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008.

  4. Openings vs. Graduates Number of computer specialist job openings expected in U.S. by 2018 • 1.4 million Percentage of these that could possibly be filled by U.S. computing graduates 29% Only 2% of ACT-tested 2010 high school graduates indicated a career interest in computing. Sources: NCWIT (2009). Women and Information Technology By the Numbers, and ACT Research, The Condition of Career and College Readiness: 2010

  5. National Enrollments 7.6% • HS students who enroll in an Intro CS class • HS students who enroll in AP CS class (offered in less than 10% of schools) • Failing to attract women, racial minorities and the economically disadvantaged. 32% women 68% men 2.1% 17% women 83% men Source: http://csta.acm.org/Research/sub/Projects/ResearchFiles/CSTASurvey07CSDCResults.pdf

  6. California Enrollments Source: Compiled by Lloyd McCabe of CDE based on Data Quest data

  7. 2010 California AP Test Takers Source: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/exgrd_sum/2010.html California has one of the lowest CS AP participation rates among all U.S. high school students

  8. AP Test Takers: CS as % of Math Dallas, Texas 26% Silicon Valley 10% Source: http://www.ncwit.org/work.campaigns.cse.html

  9. Taking Action California Computing Education Advocacy Network (CCEAN)

  10. New Curricula Exploring CS http://exploringcs.org • Entry level course for grades 9 or 10 • Prerequisite: Algebra • Funded by NSF • First taught in 2009-10 in LAUSD CS Principles http://csprinciples.org • Second level course • Supported by NSF, College Board, CSTA • Piloted in 2010-11 • Designed to be an AP course New K-12 CS Curriculum Guidelines http://csta.acm.org/includes/Other/CSTAStandardsReview2011.pdf