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Relevant research that contributes to the field of education research

Through collaborations between education researchers and practitioners, the Chicago Alliance for Equity in Computer Science (CAFÉCS) has produced relevant research that both informs the work of CPS and contributes to the field of education research related to theory of computer science education, student learning and effective partnerships. This section provides an archive of CAFÉCS publications.

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An examination of the factors correlating with course failure in a high school computer science course

We examine the factors correlating with student failure in the course and find evidence for the importance of engaging teachers in professional development.

    Conference

Apr 2019

Study of access and outcomes from advanced computer science coursework in the Chicago Public Schools” poster in Structured Poster Session CS for All: An intersectional approach to unpacking equity in computer science education

The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has taken a unique approach to broadening participation of low-income students, students of color, and girls by establishing Computer Science (CS) as a high school graduation requirement.

    Report

Apr 2019

Chicago Alliance For Equity in Computer Science (CAFECS): Cycles of improvement” poster in Special Session: A discussion of research practice partnerships in CS education

CAFÉCS builds upon a long-term partnership between Chicago Public Schools (CPS), The Learning Partnership, Depaul University, Loyola University, and the University of Illinois Chicago.

    Report

Mar 2019

An examination of the correlation of Exploring Computer Science course performance and the development of programming expertise

This study investigated patterns in the development of computational thinking and programming expertise in the context of the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) program, a high school introductory CS course and professional development program.

    Article

Mar 2019

RPPs: Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em?

For the last three years the CS for All initiative at the National Science Foundation has had a call for research-practice partnership (RPP) projects.

    Brief

Feb 2019

This is What Diversity Looks Like: Making CS Curriculum Culturally Relevant for Spanish-speaking Communities

Exploring Computer Science (ECS) [1] spawned from the need to provide access to Computer Science to everyone in the US.

    Article

Feb 2019

Assessing the Effectiveness of Computer Science RPPs: The Case of CAFECS

Research Practice Partnerships (RPPs) are a relatively recent development as a potential strategy to address the complex challenges in computer science education.

    Article

Feb 2019

Standardizing Facilitator Development for Exploring Computer Science Professional Development

A key strategy for broadening CS participation in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has been the enactment of a high school CS graduation requirement.

    Article

Feb 2019

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