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Chen, Chen; Jeckel, Stuart; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M. – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2019
This study examines the relationship between students' pre-college experience with computers and their later success in introductory computer science classes in college. Data were drawn from a nationally representative sample of 10,197 students enrolled in computer science at 118 colleges and universities in the United States. We found that…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Academic Achievement, College Students
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Brown, Richard S.; Brown, Emily Anne – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2019
This study employs a potential outcomes modeling approach to estimate the effect of Code.org's Professional Learning Program on Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles test taking and qualifying score earned for a recent cohort of 167 schools compared to a matched group of comparison schools. Results indicate substantial and…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Advanced Placement, Outcome Measures
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Cansu, Sibel Kiliçarslan; Cansu, Fatih Kürsat – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2019
Computers and smart devices have become ubiquitous staples of our lives. Computers and computer-controlled devices are used in all industries from medicine to engineering, and textile production. One field where computers have inevitably spread into is education, and one pre-requisite of controlling computers, or increasing the level and…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Computer Science Education
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Kwon, Kyungbin; Cheon, Jongpil – International Journal of Computer Science Education in Schools, 2019
Although teachers need to assess computational thinking (CT) for computer science education in K-12, it is not easy for them to evaluate students' programs based on the perspective. The purpose of this study was to investigate students' CT skills reflected in their Scratch programs. The context of the study was a middle school coding club where…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computation, Thinking Skills, Coding