Landscape Reports

A landscape report is an aerial picture of what a state looks like in terms of K-12 computer science education. ECEP recommends that states conduct a landscape report as an initial step in the five-step state change model. Landscape reports accomplish a number of vital strategic tasks in a state initiating state change. When state leadership teams form they are usually confronted with the question ‘what’s next?’ and often with a limited toolbox of resources. By conducting landscape surveys states gain a sense of computer science education gaps, opportunities and existing state education and industry efforts that can support broadening participation initiatives.  

Landscape reports help state teams to:

  1. Define the obstacles to broadening participation in computing and Inform actions that will lead to sustainable strategies.
  2. Advocate for equitable CS education and Disseminate current data that highlights opportunities as well as barriers.
  3. Collaborate with engaged stakeholders and Strategize.
  4. Track progress on strategies and Sustain momentum.

When states collect this information, they can better leverage their allies, identify gaps and move toward state-level CS education reform.

State Landscape Reports: