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Standards Framework

for Texas Computer Science I (2024)


Standards in this Framework

Standard Description
127.789.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
127.789.d.1.b examine the role of certifications, resumes, and portfolios in the computer science profession
127.789.d.1.c employ effective technical reading and writing skills
127.789.d.1.d employ effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills
127.789.d.1.e solve problems and think critically
127.789.d.1.f demonstrate leadership skills and function effectively as a team member
127.789.d.1.g communicate an understanding of legal and ethical responsibilities in relation to the field of computer science
127.789.d.1.h demonstrate planning and time-management skills
127.789.d.1.i compare university computer science programs
127.789.d.2.a participate in learning communities as a learner, initiator, contributor, and teacher/mentor
127.789.d.2.b seek and respond to advice from peers, educators, or professionals when evaluating quality and accuracy of the student's product
127.789.d.3.a create and properly label and display output
127.789.d.3.b create interactive input interfaces, with relevant user prompts, to acquire data from a user such as console displays or Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)
127.789.d.3.c write programs with proper programming style to enhance the readability and functionality of a code by using descriptive identifiers, internal comments, white space, spacing, indentation, and a standardized program style
127.789.d.3.d format data displays using standard formatting styles
127.789.d.3.e display simple vector graphics using lines, circles, and rectangles
127.789.d.4.a use program design problem-solving strategies such as flowchart or pseudocode to create program solutions
127.789.d.4.b create a high-level program plan using a visual tool such as a flowchart or graphic organizer
127.789.d.4.c identify the tasks and subtasks needed to solve a problem
127.789.d.4.d identify the data types and objects needed to solve a problem
127.789.d.4.e identify reusable components from existing code
127.789.d.4.f design a solution to a problem
127.789.d.4.g code a solution from a program design
127.789.d.4.h identify error types, including syntax, lexical, run time, and logic
127.789.d.4.i test program solutions with valid and invalid test data and analyze resulting behavior
127.789.d.4.j debug and solve problems using error messages, reference materials, language documentation, and effective strategies
127.789.d.4.k create and implement common algorithms such as finding greatest common divisor, finding the biggest number out of three, finding primes, making change, and finding the average
127.789.d.4.l create program solutions that address basic error handling such as preventing division by zero and type mismatch
127.789.d.4.m select the most appropriate construct for a defined problem
127.789.d.4.n create program solutions by using the arithmetic operators to create mathematical expressions, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, real division, integer division, and modulus division
127.789.d.4.o create program solutions to problems using available mathematics library functions or operators, including absolute value, round, power, square, and square root
127.789.d.4.p develop program solutions that use assignment
127.789.d.4.q develop sequential algorithms to solve non-branching and non-iterative problems
127.789.d.4.r develop algorithms to decision-making problems using branching control statements
127.789.d.4.s develop iterative algorithms and code programs to solve practical problems
127.789.d.4.t demonstrate the appropriate use of the relational operators
127.789.d.4.u demonstrate the appropriate use of the logical operators
127.789.d.4.v generate and use random numbers
127.789.d.5.a discuss and explain intellectual property, privacy, sharing of information, copyright laws, and software licensing agreements
127.789.d.5.b practice ethical acquisition and use of digital information
127.789.d.5.c demonstrate proper digital etiquette, responsible use of software, and knowledge of acceptable use policies
127.789.d.5.d investigate privacy and security measures, including strong passwords, pass phrases, and other methods of authentication and virus detection and prevention
127.789.d.5.e investigate computing and computing-related advancements and the social and ethical ramifications of computer usage
127.789.d.6.a identify and describe the function of major hardware components, including primary and secondary memory, a central processing unit (CPU), and peripherals
127.789.d.6.b differentiate between current programming languages, discuss the general purpose for each language, and demonstrate knowledge of specific programming terminology and concepts and types of software development applications
127.789.d.6.c differentiate between a high-level compiled language and an interpreted language
127.789.d.6.d identify and use concepts of object-oriented design
127.789.d.6.e differentiate between local and global scope access variable declarations
127.789.d.6.f encapsulate data and associated subroutines into an abstract data type
127.789.d.6.g create subroutines that do not return values with and without the use of arguments and parameters
127.789.d.6.h create subroutines that return typed values with and without the use of arguments and parameters
127.789.d.6.i create calls to processes passing arguments that match parameters by number, type, and position
127.789.d.6.j compare data elements using logical and relational operators
127.789.d.6.k identify and convert binary representation of numeric and nonnumeric data in computer systems using American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) or Unicode
127.789.d.6.l identify finite limits of numeric data such as integer wrap around and floating point precision
127.789.d.6.m perform numerical conversions between the decimal and binary number systems and count in the binary number system
127.789.d.6.n choose, identify, and use the appropriate data types for integer, real, and Boolean data when writing program solutions
127.789.d.6.o analyze the concept of a variable, including primitives and objects
127.789.d.6.p represent and manipulate text data, including concatenation and other string functions
127.789.d.6.q identify and use the structured data type of one-dimensional arrays to traverse, search, and modify data
127.789.d.6.r choose, identify, and use the appropriate data type or structure to properly represent the data in a program problem solution
127.789.d.6.s compare strongly typed and un-typed programming languages