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Research-Practice Partnership Strategies to Conduct and Use Research to Inform Practice

This study examines the collaborative processes that CAFÉCS uses to conduct and use research.
Apr 2021

Policy window in a pandemic: How a computer science RPP fostered equity in credit recovery

We applied theories of the policy making process to explain how the COVID-19 pandemic opened a policy window that allowed the use of synchronous online instruction during the implementation of equity-centered, online computer science credit recovery.
Apr 2021

Using Rasch Analysis for Determining the Cut Score of a Computer Science Placement Exam

In this paper, we present the development and validation of a placement exam for computer science in the Chicago Public Schools.
Apr 2021

Entrepreneurship, Federalism, and Chicago: Setting the Computer Science Agenda at the Local and National Levels

This AERA paper provides a preliminary report on how local and national policy entrepreneurs created an environment that was favorable to the landmark decision by the Chicago Public Schools to enact a computer science graduation requirement.
Jun 2020

Research Methods for Reaching Urban Students from Groups Underrepresented in STEM Disciplines

This book chapter charts lessons learned from the CAFÉCS partnership and recommends strategies for conducting research in urban settings.
Sep 2019

An Examination of Factors Correlating with Course Failure in a High School Computer Science Course

This paper examines the importance of professional development and teacher experience in supporting student success in the Exploring Computer Science curriculum.
Aug 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