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Tennessee Middle School Framework


Standard Description
MS.FC.1 Analyze the advantages and limitations of existing computing devices to improve user experience. Lessons
MS.FC.2 Demonstrate skills in identifying and solving hardware and software problems that can occur during regular usage. Lessons
MS.FC.3 Apply computational thinking to a variety of problems across multiple disciplines. Lessons
MS.FC.4 Understand how collaboration is essential to computer science and apply collaborative skills to develop computational solutions. Lessons
MS.AT.1 Use clearly named variables of various data types to create generalized algorithms. Lessons
MS.AT.2 Create algorithms which include methods of controlling the flow of computation using “if…then… else” type conditional statements to perform different operations depending on the values of inputs. Lessons
MS.AT.3 Identify algorithms that make use of sequencing, selection, or iteration. Lessons
MS.AT.4 Describe how algorithmic processes and automation increase efficiency Lessons
MS.DA.1 Represent data using multiple encoding schemes, such as decimal, binary, Unicode, Morse code, Shorthand, student-created codes. Lessons
MS.DA.2 Refine computational models based on the data they have generated. Lessons
MS.DA.3 Collect, analyze, transform, and refine computational data to make it more useful and reliable. Lessons
MS.NI.1 Identify and employ appropriate troubleshooting techniques used to solve computing or connectivity issues. Lessons
MS.NI.2 Differentiate between secure and non-secure websites and applications including how they affect and use personal data Lessons
MS.NI.3 Describe the causes and effects of intellectual property as it relates to print and digital media, considering copyright, fair use, licensing, sharing, and attribution. Lessons
MS.NI.4 Compare and contrast common methods of securing data and cybersecurity. Lessons
MS.NI.5 Analyze different modes of social engineering and their effectiveness. Lessons
MS.PC.1 Decompose problems and subproblems into parts to facilitate the design, implementation, and review of programs. Lessons
MS.PC.2 Create procedures with parameters that hide the complexity of a task and can be reused to solve similar tasks. Lessons
MS.PC.3 Seek and incorporate feedback from team members and users to refine a solution that meets user needs. Lessons
MS.PC.4 Provide proper attribution when incorporating existing code, media, and libraries into original programs. Lessons
MS.PC.5 Use the iterative design process to systematically test and refine programs to improve performance and eliminate errors. Lessons
MS.PC.6 Document programs using comments and/or README files to make them easier to follow, test, and debug. Lessons
MS.PC.7 Design a function using a programming language. Lessons
MS.IC.1 Identify and evaluate the impacts computer science innovations have had on our society. Lessons
MS.IC.2 Identify how computational systems are being used to collect and analyze information both public and private and understand the benefits and disadvantages of these systems for the user and developer Lessons
MS.IC.3 Cite evidence of the positive and negative effects of data permanence on personal and professional digital identity. Lessons
MS.IC.4 Discuss digital globalization and Internet censorship. Lessons
MS.IC.5 Investigate a variety of education pathways and career options that utilize computational thinking and/or computer science skills across the state of Tennessee and the world. Lessons