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.
Welcome Cohort 4!
The latest group of CSforAll: RPPs has been approved by the NSF, and you can find a list of those partnerships as of September 11th, 2020, here.
Our Core Leadership Team:
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (Award No. 1745199). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Here is our 2020 Survey Highlights Screencast:
For the full report, CLICK HERE
For a transcript of this video, CLICK HERE
Resources Created through RPPforCS
RPP Project Database
The RPPforCS searchable 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 database will automatically update itself with your chosen filters shortly after selecting them.
Building a Pathway for CS Principles Teachers
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa proposes to develop a new model for preparing preservice teachers to realize the CSforAll goal of scaling computer science education to tens of thousands of schools. The project will expand an existing research-practitioner partnership to support preservice Secondary Mathematics students.
The Development of a Statewide Network for Teacher Preparation in CS
J Ben Schafer
The University of Northern Iowa proposes a Planning Grant to develop an RPP to facilitate computer science teacher professional development across Iowa. The proposed RPP for Iowa includes university personnel to supply content, curriculum design experts and researchers, and other implementation supports.
PiLaCS: Participating in Literacies and CS
Using an approach called translanguaging, PILA-CS is a partnership between city educators, researchers in computer science education, and researchers in language and literacy that seeks to tailor New York computer science educators' teachings to whatever language skills children bring to the table.
Identifying Participation Barriers to Computer Science Education
The primary goal of the small strand, K-14 project "Collaborative Research: Identifying Participation Barriers to Computer Science Education in Rural Mississippi" is to develop a researcher-practitioner partnership (RPP) to identify barriers to participation in computer science education in high poverty, rural areas of Mississippi.
Developing Inclusive K-12 Computing Pathways
Digital Promise Global will join with the League of Innovative Schools to design, investigate and improve inclusive computing pathways for K-12 students. The project will address three research questions, each with a deliberate focus on access and equity, to increase underrepresented student participation.
A Partnership to Implement the Inclusive CS Model of Professional Development and a Digital Platform for Students with Disabilities
Through a Research-Practitioner Partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, this project will prepare teachers to both implement and design inclusive computer science curricula for all students, including those with high-incidence disabilities. To do so, the investigators will use the Inclusive Computer Science (ICS) Model of professional development (PD) and a universally-designed tool, created by the researchers, called the Digital Effective Platform for Inclusive Computational Thinking and Computer Science (DEPICT-CS).
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.
RPPforCS Project Maps
The first tab, "Projects by Research Team" shows the dispersion of NSF: CSforAll RPPs 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. Note that points are staggered to allow overlapping projects to be visible.
The second tab, "Impact Area" demonstrates the distribution of NSF: CSforAll RPPs by the proposed state of implementation. As with the first map you can filter down by Grade Band and Curriculum Used. Mousing over or clicking on a state will display all grade bands being targeted by RPPs in that state, all curricula being used by RPPs in that state, and a list of all projects operating in that state.
RPPforCS District Maps
This set of maps details the districts that NSF: CSforAll RPPs are known to be partnered with and the overall demographics of students in those districts. These demographics do not necessarily represent the specific student subgroups (if any) being targeted by NSF: CSforAll RPPs, however. It should also be noted that projects will frequently only work directly with a subset of schools within a district, and a project's presence in a district on this map does not imply that they are working with every school in a given district.
All of these tabs can be filtered by searching for a project's name, by state, or by districts' urban/rural status as defined by the US Census.
The first tab "RPPforCS Continental District Map" displays all known public school districts partnered with one or more NSF: CSforAll RPPs.
The second and third tabs "District Race/Ethnicity Demographics vs. State Demographics" and "District Race/Ethnicity Demographics vs. National Demographics" provide details for each RPP-partnered school district's student demographics compared to their state or national student demographics, respectively. They also provide information on which projects are operating in each district. The "Examine by" drop-down menu in the top right of each tab can be used to select what demographic group to display data for.
The last tab "Other Demographic Information" shows district-level student data for the percentage of students eligible for free/reduced lunch as well as the percentage of those who are English as a second language/limited English proficiency students. Any blank rows indicate that there is currently no data for a given district.