Does a Computer Science Graduation Requirement Contribute to Increased Enrollment in Advanced Computer Science Coursework?
Prior research has shown that students pursuing Exploring Computer Science (ECS) as their first elective course were more likely to pursue another computer science course in high school, as compared to students who took a traditional course as the first course. This study investigated whether the results are consistent when students are pursuing ECS to fulfill the Chicago Public Schools’ graduation requirement. ECS is designed to foster deep engagement through equitable inquiry around computer science concepts. It is hypothesized that students who are fulfilling a graduation requirement will pursue additional computer science coursework at rates similar to students who were pursuing ECS as an elective course.
McGee, Steven; McGee-Tekula, Randi; Duck, Jennifer; Dettori, Lucia; Greenberg, Ronald I.; Rasmussen, Andrew M.; Wheeler, Erica; and Shelton, Adam. Does a Computer Science Graduation Requirement Contribute to Increased Enrollment in Advanced Computer Science Coursework?. 2020 Research in Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT), , : , 2020. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, Computer Science: Faculty Publications and Other Works,