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. ECS is designed to foster deep engagement through equitable inquiry around computer science concepts. The results indicate that students who pursued ECS as their first course were more likely to pursue another course relative to taking a traditional course as the first course.
McGee, S., McGee-Tekula, R., Duck, J., Dettori, L., Greenberg, R.I., Reed, D.F., Wilkerson, B., Yanek, D., & Rasmussen, A.M. (2018, April). Does Exploring Computer Science Increase Computer Science Enrollment? [Paper presentation] American Education Research Association, New York City. https://doi.org/10.51420/conf.2018.1