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Standards Framework

for Illinois 6-8


Standards in this Framework

Standard Description
6-8.CS.01 Recommend improvements to the design of computing devices, based on an analysis of how users interact with the devices.
6-8.CS.02 Design projects that combine hardware and software components to collect and exchange data.
6-8.CS.03 Systematically identify and fix problems with computing devices and their components.
6-8.NI.04 Model the role of protocols in transmitting data across networks and the Internet.
6-8.NI.05 Explain how physical and digital security measures protect electronic information.
6-8.NI.06 Apply multiple methods of encryption to model the secure transmission of information.
6-8.DA.07 Represent data using multiple encoding schemes.
6-8.DA.08 Collect data using computational tools and transform the data to make it more useful and reliable.
6-8.DA.09 Refine computational models based on the data they have generated.
6-8.DA.10 Evaluate the misuse of data and impact of distorted outcomes.
6-8.AP.11 Use flowcharts or pseudocode to address complex problems as algorithms.
6-8.AP.12 Perform operations on student-created variables that possess descriptive names and represent different data types.
6-8.AP.13 Design and iteratively develop programs that combine control structures, including nested loops and compound conditionals.
6-8.AP.14 Decompose problems and subproblems into parts to facilitate the design, implementation, and review of programs.
6-8.AP.15 Create procedures with parameters to organize code and make it easier to reuse.
6-8.AP.16 Seek and incorporate feedback from team members and users to refine a solution that meets user needs.
6-8.AP.17 Incorporate existing code, media, and libraries into original programs and give attribution.
6-8.AP.18 Systematically test and refine programs using a range of test cases.
6-8.AP.19 Distribute tasks and maintain a project timeline when collaboratively developing computational artifacts.
6-8.AP.20 Document programs to make them easier to follow, test, and debug.
6-8.IC.21 Compare tradeoffs associated with computing technologies that affect people's everyday activities and career options.
6-8.IC.22 Discuss issues of bias and accessibility in the design of existing technologies.
6-8.IC.23 Collaborate with many contributors through strategies such as crowdsourcing or surveys when creating a computational artifact.
6-8.IC.24 Describe tradeoffs between allowing information to be public and keeping information private and secure.
6-8.ET.A Explain that the field of emerging technologies will be evolving and rapidly growing.
6-8.ET.B Compare existing and emerging technologies, ideas, and concepts.
6-8.ET.C Describe how emerging technologies are influencing current events at a local and global scale.
6-8.ET.D Predict the positive and negative societal, cultural, and economic impacts that emerging and future technologies may generate.
6-8.ET.E Create new or original work by applying emerging technologies.