Until now, limited data were available about U.S. students' early exposure to computer science -- and to opportunities that could influence whether they studied computer science or pursued careers in this field. To fill this crucial gap, Google commissioned Gallup to conduct a comprehensive research effort to better understand these factors among U.S. students.
This new research study builds on ideas from Google's 2014 publication, Women Who Choose Computer Science -- What Really Matters, which examined the factors that influence women to choose to pursue computer science.
In its first year, the new study examines perceptions about the value of computer science among key stakeholders in K-12 education and evaluates opportunities for students to become more involved in computer science before college.
Searching for Computer Science, a report of key findings from the first year of this research study, focuses on the issues of access and barriers to computer science education. Images of Computer Science, another report of key findings from this research study, examines perceptions of the value of computer science among key stakeholders in K-12 education and evaluates the opportunities for students to become more involved in computer science before college.