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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Does Exploring Computer Science Increase Computer Science Enrollment

This study investigated the impact of the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) program on the likelihood that students of all races and gender would pursue further computer science coursework in high school.


Apr 2018

RPP Panel Chicago: History of CAFECS

No Abstract Provided.


Mar 2018

Equal Outcomes 4 All: A Study of Student Learning in ECS

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


Feb 2018

CS as a Graduation Requirement: Catalyst for Systemic Change

Since President Obama's announcement of the Computer Science for All Initiative in 2016, there has been a surge in the number of districts that are planning for or newly implementing computer science (CS) offerings at their schools.


Feb 2018


Feb 2018


Feb 2018

Motion Planning for Simple Two-Wheeled Robots

This paper considers various simple ways of navigating in a 2-dimensional territory with a two-wheeled robot of a type typical in educational robotics. We determine shortest paths under various modes of operation and compare.


Jul 2017

Computer science: Coding and beyond

What does it take to launch and sustain a computer science education effort? Hear how the Chicago Public Schools established Computer Science as a high school graduation requirement and learn how you might replicate this model in your district.

    Conference, Panel

May 2017