Relevant research that both informs the work of CPS and 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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A research-practice partnership problem-solving cycle in understanding and supporting collaborative research: Frameworks and measures to support learning for research and practice [symposium]

This paper describes a problem-solving cycle that CAFÉCS education researchers, university professors, and educators developed to systematically and collaboratively conduct and use research to inform practice.


Apr 2021

Policy window in a pandemic: How a computer science rpp fostered equity in credit recovery in understanding and supporting district systems change around computer science education

In this study, we applied the Multiple Streams approach from theories of the policy process to explain how the COVID-19 pandemic helped open a policy window for the use of synchronous online instruction.


Apr 2021

Examining equity in remote learning plans: A content analysis of state responses to COVID-19.

In this paper, the authors present a content analysis of state guidance on remote learning from the 2019-20 school year.


Apr 2021


Aug 2020

Computer Science through Concurrent Enrollment: A Strategy to Broaden Participation

Most U.S. states support college-readiness and access through dual enrollment, in which high school students enroll in college courses.


Feb 2020

The Impact of CS for All on College Placement in Computer Science

With the CS for All movement increasingly gaining traction nationally, students entering colleges and universities are arriving with deeper and broader CS experiences. This in turn can change students' higher education starting point.


Feb 2020


Feb 2018

Social Justice and Equity in CS Education: Inaugural Launch of AP Computer Science Principles

The inaugural launch of the College Board's Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) course coincided within the same year of the announcement of CS For All.


Mar 2017