Using a Research-Practitioner Partnership approach to developing a shared evaluation and research agenda for CSforALL: RPPforCS is a National Science Foundation funded project.


The four-year project will:

  • Develop a Connected Community of Practice.

  • Develop & manage a participant-driven, multi-site research agenda.

  • Convene a Researcher-Evaluator Working Group (R-EWG) to develop a process for advancing the shared-research agenda.

  • Collect qualitative and quantitative data about RPPforCS projects’ implementation and common impact data.

  • Provide an infrastructure for dissemination of project work.

The RPPforCS project connects the teams through virtual meetings (webinars), in-person meetings, and meetings of the R-EWG. Here you will find information about the participating grant teams, project activities, and resources from the project.

Resources Created through RPPforCS:

Health Self-Assessment Tool

This tool was designed to help RPP teams assess their own functioning and provide language for identifying how you can improve your partnership over time.

Results from our Annual Community Survey

2019 Summary | 2019 Full Report
We administer and annual survey to our community of projects seeking their feedback about our community, as well as their experiences working in an RPP and the perceived efficaciousness of the methodology. We ask some direct questions about advice that PIs would give to incoming projects that may be worth your time to review.

Searchable RPP Database and Maps

This database allows you to search through our existing community of projects on a range of characteristics. You can use this resource to find people who are geographically close to you, working on a similar problem of practice, working with a similar student or teacher population, and more! The first map, "Projects by Research Team" shows the dispersion of project PIs across the country. The second map, "Projects by Implementation Location" demonstrates the distribution of projects by the proposed state of implementation.

Monthly Newsletters

Each month the RPPforCS team produces a newsletter that is chock-full of updates, announcements, deadlines and dates for conferences and other opportunities, as well as share-outs from our community of projects. Click here for a complete archive.

Monthly Webinars

We host monthly topical webinars that feature experts, community members, and other organizations. These webinars address both pressing issues for RPPs and topical problems in Computer Science Education. For most webinars we have a video recording of the presentation and discussion, public-facing slides, as well as notes documents from our breakout sessions. You can find the full archive here.

Research Practice Briefs

Periodically we’ll interview a small number of community members about a particular phenomena within the projects (for instance, culturally responsive computing, engaging women and girls, or utilizing the health self-assessment tool) and create a short Research Practice Brief (RPB). These briefs are intended to give a quick snapshot of what’s going on inside various projects.

Theme Studies

Theme studies are intended to be somewhat more rigorous than an RPB and connect you to other resources in a contextualized way. These are produced on a semi-annual basis, and involve a greater number of projects than an RPB.

WT Grant Foundation suggested a five dimension framework for assessing effectiveness and growth in RPPs. A series of five theme studies will be generated reflecting experiences during the grant period of a subset of RPPforCS projects around each of the five dimensions, including:

  1. Trust and building relationships, by Todd Lash, Stephanie Wortel-London, and Jessica Velesaca
  2. Rigorous research informing action
  3. Supporting the partner practice organization in achieving its goals
    Roles Computer Science Teachers Play in RPP, by Stephanie Wortel-London, Leigh Ann DeLyser, and Deepa Muralidhar
  4. Producing knowledge that informs educational improvement broadly
  5. Capacity building in each partner toward ability to engage in partnership work

Synergistic Activities

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Websites We Refer to Often

  • WT Grant RPP microsite
  • R+P Collaboratory

RPP Project Database

Grade Span
Geographic Target
RPP Approach
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Using the Project Maps

The first map, "Projects by Research Team" shows the dispersion of project PIs across the country. By toggling the filters on the right-hand side of the map you can filter the view by which Grade Band a project is targeting as well as the type of curriculum that the projects will be using.

The second tab, "Projects by Implementation Location" demonstrates the distribution of projects by the proposed state of implementation. As with the first map you can filter down by Grade Band and Curriculum Used. If you click on a given state a list of all the projects planning to implement within that state will appear in the column on the left-hand side of the map.

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