Does Exploring Computer Science Increase Computer Science Enrollment?

April 14, 2018


Steven McGee

The Learning Partnership

Randi McGee-Tekula

The Learning Partnership

Jennifer Duck

The Learning Partnership

Lucia Dettori

Chicago Public Schools

Don Yanek

Chicago Public Schools

Andrew Rasmussen

Chicago Public Schools

Ronald I. Greenberg

Loyola University

Dale F. Reed

University of Illinois at Chicago

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.


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Suggested Citation

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.

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