The article curation process

The curation process for this site includes organizing, evaluating, and parsing articles and papers using a methodology defined by its authors. The curated articles come from a variety of targeted journals and conferences as well as additional articles submitted by contributing users of this site.

Each article has been analyzed to identify its primary research questions, data that was collected as part of the study, the activities that were evaluated, and more. Our review team has been actively identifying and analyzing the articles, and each article goes through two reviews.

What’s included in the article dataset?

We seeded the article dataset by curating data from articles related to K-12 CS education from each of the following eleven journals and conference publication venues (2012-2019):

  • ACM International Computing Education Research
  • ACM Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
  • ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
  • ACM Transactions on Computing Education
  • Frontiers in Education
  • IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference
  • IEEE Transactions on Education
  • Journal of Educational Computing Research
  • Koli Calling
  • Taylor & Francis’ Computer Science Education
  • Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WIPSCE)

We will continue to add to this collection.

What are your collection methods?

We have had several people assigned to the team who are identifying articles within each venue and to determine if an article meets the pre-defined criteria: 1) Describe or evaluate a computing activity or process 2) Target K-12 participants (students or teachers) and 3) Designed to teach computing or computational thinking?

For some articles, determining whether all 3 criteria were met was very clear. Other times, we had to rely upon our experience and our goals for the dataset (as well as additional research goals) to determine whether or not the article should be included.

For additional information about the process, please contact us or review some of our supporting articles.

Search for Articles of Interest

Search for article summaries to look for articles of interest to you. The Article Summaries page provides the capability for you to filter on many variables that we manually curated from the articles.

As of September 2020, the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) has generously opened the ACM Digital Library for those ACM housed articles on our site. When you visit the summary for the article, simply select the DOI url and you will be taken to the article within the ACM digital library.

How can I get my article or white paper included?

For submitting an article or white paper, visit the Submission page. Once we confirm that it meets the criteria, it will be placed in the queue for review. We do not limit articles to our 10 targeted publication venues.

How do I report a discrepancy on this site?

If you find a discrepancy, please contact us with specific information about the related data (e.g., title of paper and the discrepancy found).

Cite this Site

A dedicated team of researchers and research assistants put forth countless hours creating and maintaining this site. If you are using the site for publishable research or papers, we ask that you please acknowledge the assistance you received (in addition to appropriately citing the papers referenced within the repository).

McGill, M., and Decker, A. (2017). Computer Science Education Resource Center. Available online:

title = {Computer Science Education Resource Center},
author = {Monica M. McGill and Adrienne Decker},
year = {2017},
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