High School Exploring computer science standards

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Exclamation.png This course is archived, and no longer updated. This course was delivered during the 2015 - 2016 school year.

These are the standards for High School course, Exploring Computer Science. We track which standards we have covered here, only for the 2015-2016 school year.

This page is under construction. We aren't quite done yet!!
Standard Category Covered 15-16 school year?
Use predefined functions and parameters, classes and methods to divide a complex problem into simpler parts. Computational Thinking Yes
Describe a software development process used to solve software problems (e.g., design, coding, testing, verification). Computational Thinking Yes
Explain how sequence, selection, iteration, and recursion are building blocks of algorithms. Computational Thinking Yes
Compare techniques for analyzing massive data collections. Computational Thinking Not Yet
Describe the relationship between binary and hexadecimal representations. Computational Thinking Yes
Analyze the representation and trade-offs among various forms of digital information. Computational Thinking Not Yet
Describe how various types of data are stored in a computer system. Computational Thinking Yes
Use modeling and simulation to represent and understand natural phenomena. Computational Thinking Not Yet
Discuss the value of abstraction to manage problem complexity. Computational Thinking Yes
Describe the concept of parallel processing as a strategy to solve large problems. Computational Thinking Not Yet
Describe how computation shares features with art and music by translating human intention into an artifact. Computational Thinking Not Yet
Work in a team to design and develop a software artifact. Collaboration Yes
Use collaborative tools to communicate with project team members (e.g., discussion threads, wikis, blogs, version control, etc.). Collaboration Yes
Describe how computing enhances traditional forms and enables new forms of experience, expression, communication, and collaboration Collaboration Not yet
Identify how collaboration influences the design and development of software products. Collaboration Not yet
Create and organize Web pages through the use of a variety of web programming design tools. Computing & Programming Yes
Use mobile devices/emulators to design, develop, and implement mobile computing applications. Computing & Programming Not yet
Use various debugging and testing methods to ensure program correctness (e.g., test cases, unit testing, white box, black box, integration testing) Computing & Programming Not yet
Apply analysis, design, and implementation techniques to solve problems (e.g., use one or more software lifecycle models). Computing & Programming Yes
Use Application Program Interfaces (APIs) and libraries to facilitate programming solutions. Computing & Programming Not yet
Select appropriate file formats for various types and uses of data. Computing & Programming Not yet
Describe a variety of programming languages available to solve problems and develop systems. Computing & Programming Not yet
Explain the program execution process. Computing & Programming Not yet
Explain the principles of security by examining encryption, cryptography, and authentication techniques. Computing & Programming Yes
Explore a variety of careers to which computing is central. Computing & Programming Yes
Describe techniques for locating and collecting small and large-scale data sets. Computing & Programming Not yet
Describe how mathematical and statistical functions, sets, and logic are used in computation. Computing & Programming Yes
Describe the unique features of computers embedded in mobile devices and vehicles (e.g., cell phones, automobiles, airplanes). Computers and Communications Devices Not yet
Develop criteria for purchasing or upgrading computer system hardware. Computers and Communications Devices Yes
Describe the principal components of computer organization (e.g., input, output, processing, and storage). Computers and Communications Devices Not yet
Compare various forms of input and output. Computers and Communications Devices Not yet
Explain the multiple levels of hardware and software that support program execution (e.g., compilers, interpreters, operating systems, networks). Computers and Communications Devices Not yet
Apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and software problems that occur in everyday life. Computers and Communications Devices Not yet
Compare and contrast client-server and peer-to-peer network strategies. Computers and Communications Devices Not yet
Explain the basic components of computer networks (e.g., servers, file protection, routing, spoolers and queues, shared resources, and fault-tolerance). Computers and Communications Devices Not yet
Describe how the Internet facilitates global communication. Computers and Communications Devices Not yet
Describe the major applications of artificial intelligence and robotics. Computers and Communications Devices Not yet
Compare appropriate and inappropriate social networking behaviors. Community, Global, and Ethical Impacts Not yet
Discuss the impact of computing technology on business and commerce (e.g., automated tracking of goods, automated financial transactions, e-commerce, cloud computing). Community, Global, and Ethical Impacts Not yet
Describe the role that adaptive technology can play in the lives of people with special needs. Community, Global, and Ethical Impacts Not yet
Compare the positive and negative impacts of technology on culture (e.g., social networking, delivery of news and other public media, and intercultural communication). Community, Global, and Ethical Impacts Not yet
Describe strategies for determining the reliability of information found on the Internet. Community, Global, and Ethical Impacts Not yet
Distinguish between information access and information distribution rights. Community, Global, and Ethical Impacts Not yet
Describe how different kinds of software licenses can be used to share and protect intellectual property. Community, Global, and Ethical Impacts Not yet
Discuss the social and economic implications associated with hacking and software piracy. Community, Global, and Ethical Impacts Not yet
Describe different ways in which software is created and shared and their benefits and drawbacks (commercial software, public domain software, open source development). Community, Global, and Ethical Impacts Not yet
Describe security and privacy issues that relate to computer networks. Community, Global, and Ethical Impacts Not yet
Explain the impact of the digital divide on access to critical information. Community, Global, and Ethical Impacts Not yet

Apply knowledge or rules to put theory into practice.

Give a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process.

Produce a plan, simulation or model.

Give a detailed account including reasons or causes.

Break down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure. To identify parts and relationships, and to interpret information to reach conclusions.

Offer a considered and balanced review that includes a range of arguments, factors or hypotheses. Opinions or conclusions should be presented clearly and supported by appropriate evidence.

Provide an answer from a number of possibilities. Recognize and state briefly a distinguishing fact or feature.

Use an idea, equation, principle, theory or law in relation to a given problem or issue.

Undertake a systematic process of discovery

a group or system of interconnected people or things.

Give an account of the similarities and differences between two (or more) items or situations, referring to both (all) of them throughout.

a group or system of interconnected people or things.

Make clear the differences between two or more concepts or items.