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Standards Framework

for Texas Fundamentals of Computer Science (NEW)


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