As I began to map put how we will get every child in Connecticut exposure to computer science in elementary school, a class in middle school, and have certified teachers in high school I hold Maha's words close.
I fear the relationship between Code.org and the CollegeBoard who sells the Computer Science Test.
It seems incestuos. The company selling the test is paying the bills for the non-profit who then turns and says judge the success of your program by completing the test sold by this company.
Under the guise of #cs4all the CollegeBoard continues it's fleecing of American families....well white and rich American familes.
For our underrepresented population taking aan AP exam can be daunting. First you need $80 per test. That is a a lot. Second we now the racial bias inherent in standardized tests. Finally we have alternative.
Dual enrollment programs that connect high schools with community colleges and unviersities proves a much more cultural prroactive approach to awarding college credit in high school for computer science. It requires local taletn and invest in the community rather than a testing company.