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Look below for Computer Science MN Standards and Common Terms.  

Computer Science Standards

The Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards set the expectations for achievement in every content area (Physical Education, The Arts, Science, English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Mathematics) for K-12 students in Minnesota. Beginning in 2017 computer science was identified as an important skill and each standard development committee has used the Minnesota Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM) Standards, The K-12 Computer Science Framework, and the Computer Science Teachers Association K-12 Computer Science Standards to explore connections to their respective content area. Computer science content and practices are integrated at the benchmark level.

See the document below for the Minnesota K-12 Integrated Computer Science Benchmarks, from the Minnesota Department of Education.

Minnesota K-12 Integrated Computer Science Benchmarks

Common Terms


Logic - Predicting and analysing

Evaluation - Making judgements

Algorithms - Making steps and rules

Patterns - Spotting and using similarities

Decomposition - Breaking down into parts

Abstraction - Removing unnecessary detail


Tinkering - Changing things to see what happens

Creating - Designing and making

Debugging - Finding and fixing errors

Persevering - Keeping going

Collaborating - Working together

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