Design Considerations for a Middle School Computer Science Pedagogical Content Knowledge Instrument

K- 12 Computer Science (CS) education is developing rapidly but still lacks a comprehensive measure for CS teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) . We respond to this need by describing the design of a CS-PCK instrument for ‘Algorithms and Programming’ that measures three broad constructs: (a) teachers’ understanding of standards and standards-alignment, (b) teachers’ formative assessment practices, and (c) teachers’ self-efficacy for teaching and assessing CS.

Basu, S., Rutstein, D., Tate, C., Rachmatullah, A., & Yang, H. (2022). Design considerations for a middle school computer science pedagogical content knowledge instrument. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Hiroshima, Japan.