DATE: April 6, 2018
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D., Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:

Implementation Timeline for the 2017 Computer Science Standards of Learning


In November 2017, the Virginia Board of Education adopted the 2017 Computer Science Standards of Learning. These standards identify academic content for essential components of the computer science curriculum at different grade levels for Virginia’s public schools. Implementation of these standards will occur beginning in the fall of 2019.

A curriculum framework as well as other supplemental documents will be developed and posted throughout 2018. These will provide guidance for proper implementation of computer science integrated and standalone content.

A timeline for the 2017 Computer Science Standards of Learning follows:

2017-2018 School Year

2018-2019 School Year

2019-2020 School Year

Recognizing that curriculum alignment efforts require planning, time, staff development, and resources, school divisions should begin to:

For questions about computer science, please contact Timothy Ellis, Computer Science and Virtual Learning Specialist, by email at Timothy.Ellis@doe.virginia.gov: Email link. or by phone at (804) 225-3489.

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