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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:

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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.

Alan Peterfreund, PhD. - SageFox Consult

Alan Peterfreund

Principal Investigator

SageFox Consulting Group

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Leigh Ann DeLyser

Co-Principal Investigator


Rebecca Zarch - SageFox Consulting Group

Rebecca Zarch

Co-Principal Investigator

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Stacey Sexton - SageFox Consulting Group

Stacey Sexton


SageFox Consulting Group


Stephanie Wortel-London




Monica McGill



Other Partner Organizations:

Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP)

ACCESS Computing | ACCESS CSforAll

RESPECT      -      NCWIT      -      CSEdGrad

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

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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.

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GigCity CS4All

Jennifer Ellis

This RPP will develop a PreK-14 CS pathway that integrates ongoing initiatives and best practices already in place in districts across the nation. The project team will implement a small pilot of the program, refine the program, and create a scalable implementation plan that broadens the participation of underrepresented rural CS students.

Increasing Urban Youth Participation in Computing

Michael Lee

The primary goal of this project is to create a sustainable ecosystem of young programmers, mentors, and teachers in the city of Newark, NJ by engaging underrepresented and underserved middle school students and their parents, developing mentor-mentee relationships, and through teacher professional development.


Debbie Jackson

This RPP will build upon several NSF-supported efforts in Cleveland to develop pathways for students in CS and IT from high school to career, community college and/or four-year colleges and universities through a range of activities, including high school mathematics and CS courses, internships, and summer programs for students.

The Beauty and Joy of Computing

Kinnis Gosha

Morehouse College proposes to explore outcomes of a novel teacher professional development program that prepares in-service high school teachers to teach the Advance Placement Computer Science Principles course, the Beauty and Joy of Computing, with support from undergraduate computer science majors.

Universal Design for CS

Maya Israel

This RPP will develop and make available a range of professional development resources that will allow teachers to challenge their beliefs about students with disabilities and develop skills and knowledge about effective instructional approaches for accessible and engaging instruction for all their learners, including those with disabilities.

Jumpstarting Philadelphia CSforAll through an RPP

Jeffrey Popyack

The Jumpstarting Philly RPP aims to build upon the progress and efforts of CS4Philly and the Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem CS Workgroup. The project will bring equitable, high-quality, and standards-aligned CS instruction to all Philadelphia students, and address the lack of equitable access to certified CS educators in Philadelphia high schools.

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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.

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.

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