Mindset: The questions around mindset are designed to measure student interest and confidence around CS. These mindset questions measure self-efficacy, likelihood of pursuing CS, and whether CS is interesting or appealing to students.
Knowledge & Content: All of the knowledge and content questions map back to either CSTA K-12 standards or Common Core math standards. These questions were peer-reviewed by CodeHS teachers.
Common Core Math Standards:
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.A.1: Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures, including computing actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.NS.C.7.A: Interpret statements of inequality as statements about the relative position of two numbers on a number line diagram.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.A.2.C: Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations).
CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards:
2-A-7-4 (Interim): Interpret the flow of execution of algorithms and predict their outcomes.
2-IC-20: Compare tradeoffs associated with computing technologies that affect people's everyday activities and career options.
2-DA-07: Represent data using multiple encoding schemes.
2-AP-13: Decompose problems and subproblems into parts to facilitate the design, implementation, and review of programs.
3B-AP-14: Construct solutions to problems using student-created components, such as procedures, modules and/or objects.