Computer Science

Louisiana Act 541 (2022), the Computer Science Education Act, establishes the Computer Science Education Advisory Commission (CSEAC) to provide recommendations to the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education through the Department of Education for the development and implementation of a state action plan for the delivery of education in computer science in all public schools. These meeting materials are now archived at the advisory council webpage.

On October 11, 2023, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) received CSEAC’s report and directed the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) to begin the process of creating a state plan for computer science education.

Computer Science K-12 Standards Writing Committee

Louisiana’s vision for K-12 Computer Science Education is to increase digital literacy skills in all students through actively engaging with progressional computer science experiences that prepare students for success in society and with future career opportunities.

 Louisiana’s computer science standards will ensure graduates 

  • apply analytical and critical thinking skills to real-world situations,

  • demonstrate digital literacy and digital citizenship skills, and

  •  utilize technology skills as employable citizens to meet present and future workforce needs.

The standards committees will consist of a nine-member steering committee that will review and approve the standards created by the three grade-level work groups. The steering committee will consist of representatives from the three grade band work groups consisting of classroom teachers, special education teachers, teachers from 9-12 that have industry-based credentials in computer science courses, school system leaders, business and industry representatives, parent/guardians, college or university professors from computer science and cybersecurity, and students from grades 7-12. The committee will represent all regions of Louisiana as well as the demographic diversity of the state. Committee meetings will be conducted on to-be-determined dates starting in May and continuing through August, and all committee meetings will be open to the public. Committee members will be non-compensated volunteers and must be able to meet in person at the Claiborne building in Baton Rouge.

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