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Texas Fundamentals of Computer Science (2024) Framework


Standard Description
127.788.d.1.a identify job and internship opportunities and accompanying job duties and tasks and contact one or more companies or organizations to explore career opportunities Lessons
127.788.d.1.b examine the role of certifications, resumes, and portfolios in the computer science profession Lessons
127.788.d.1.c employ effective technical reading and writing skills Lessons
127.788.d.1.d employ effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills Lessons
127.788.d.1.e solve problems and think critically Lessons
127.788.d.1.f demonstrate leadership skills and function effectively as a team member Lessons
127.788.d.1.g demonstrate an understanding of legal and ethical responsibilities in relation to the field of computer science Lessons
127.788.d.1.h demonstrate planning and time-management skills Lessons
127.788.d.1.i compare university computer science programs Lessons
127.788.d.2.a investigate and explore various career opportunities within the computer science field and report findings through various media Lessons
127.788.d.2.b create algorithms for the solution of various problems Lessons
127.788.d.2.c discuss methods and create and publish web pages using a web-based language such as HTML, Java Script, or XML Lessons
127.788.d.2.d use generally accepted design standards for spacing, fonts, and color schemes to create functional user interfaces, including static and interactive screens Lessons
127.788.d.3.a seek and respond to advice or feedback from peers, educators, or professionals when evaluating problem solutions Lessons
127.788.d.3.b debug and solve problems using reference materials and effective strategies Lessons
127.788.d.3.c publish information in a variety of ways such as print, monitor display, web pages, or video Lessons
127.788.d.4.a demonstrate the ability to insert external standalone objects such as scripts or widgets into web pages Lessons
127.788.d.4.b communicate an understanding of binary representation of data in computer systems, perform conversions between decimal and binary number systems, and count in binary number systems Lessons
127.788.d.4.c identify a problem's description, purpose, and goals Lessons
127.788.d.4.d demonstrate coding proficiency in a programming language by developing solutions that create stories, games, and animations Lessons
127.788.d.4.e identify and use the appropriate data type to properly represent the data in a program problem solution Lessons
127.788.d.4.f communicate an understanding of and use variables within a programmed story, game, or animation Lessons
127.788.d.4.g use arithmetic operators to create mathematical expressions, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, real division, integer division, and modulus division Lessons
127.788.d.4.h communicate an understanding of and use sequence within a programmed story, game, or animation Lessons
127.788.d.4.i communicate an understanding of and use conditional statements within a programmed story, game, or animation Lessons
127.788.d.4.j communicate an understanding of and use iteration within a programmed story, game, or animation Lessons
127.788.d.4.k use random numbers within a programmed story, game, or animation Lessons
127.788.d.4.l test program solutions by investigating intended outcomes Lessons
127.788.d.5.a discuss privacy and copyright laws and model ethical acquisition of digital information by citing sources using established methods Lessons
127.788.d.5.b compare various non-copyright asset sharing options such as open source, freeware, and public domain Lessons
127.788.d.5.c demonstrate proper digital etiquette and knowledge of acceptable use policies when using networks Lessons
127.788.d.5.d explain the value of strong passwords and virus detection and prevention for privacy and security Lessons
127.788.d.5.e discuss and give examples of the impact of computing and computing-related advancements on society Lessons
127.788.d.5.f analyze how electronic media can affect reliability of information Lessons
127.788.d.6.a identify and explain the function of basic computer components, including a central processing unit (CPU), storage, and peripheral devices Lessons
127.788.d.6.b use system tools, including appropriate file management Lessons
127.788.d.6.c compare different operating systems Lessons
127.788.d.6.d describe the differences between an application and an operating system Lessons
127.788.d.6.e use various input, processing, output, and primary/secondary storage devices Lessons