Comprehensive review of computer science standards, etc., in public schools; DOE to perform, report. (HB1885)

Introduced By

Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), and Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; comprehensive review of computer science standards, courses, and pathways in public schools; report. Requires the Department of Education to perform a comprehensive review of the ongoing implementation of mandatory computer science standards in elementary schools and middle schools and the alignment of middle school and high school computer science courses and course pathways. The bill requires such review to include recommendations for implementation processes at the local level, profiles of implementation processes that have been successful for school divisions, a description of opportunities for enhanced collaboration with relevant computer science stakeholders to expand computer science education opportunities for all students in the Commonwealth and for relevant professional development for teachers, and examining methods of data collection annually from local school divisions pertaining to computer science implementation. The bill requires the Department of Education to prepare a report on its comprehensive review and provide such report to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health, the Secretary of Education, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction no later than November 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


01/14/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee


01/08/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100755D
01/08/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/14/2021Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ
01/14/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1885)

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