Building Excellent Computer Science Programs Across Illinois
Teach quality computer science to positively impact the next generation in Illinois.
Did You Know?
- CodeHS Courses are aligned to Illinois Computer Science Standards
- Illinois has K-12 Computer Science Standards
- Illinois requires high schools to offer Computer Science
- CodeHS Curriculum is free
Illinois Computer Science Stats
- 6,210 students took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2018 (3,192 AP CSP A, 3,018 AP CSP); only 25% were female
- Universities in Illinois only graduated one new teacher prepared to teach computer science in 2016
- Computer programmers and software developers in Illinois have an average annual salary of $99,013, which is almost double the average state salary at $53,790
Sources: College Board, Code.org, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Illinois Policies & Resources
The Illinois State Board of Education passed House Bill 2170 announcing that they will be adopting K-12 computer science education standards and requiring all high schools to offer a computer science course by the 2023-24 school year. The standards will be released by December 1, 2021. Learn more here.
Districts are also required to offer students computer literacy opportunities starting in elementary school.
Sources: Illinois Department of Education
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