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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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Using research-practice partnerships to improve practice in Chicago Public School

This paper reports initial findings from this evaluation, focusing on the second and third dimensions: (1) conducting rigorous research to inform action and (2) supporting the partner organization to achieve its goals.

    Conference

May 2019

    Conference

Apr 2019

Integrating mathematics and educational robotics: Simple motion planning

This paper shows how students can be guided to integrate elementary mathematical analyses with motion planning for typical educational robots.

    Article

Apr 2019

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?

In this experience paper we describe what we have learned about the field’s interests with respect to adopting RPP approaches to the work.

    Conference

Feb 2019

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