Get a first look at our framework for assessing computational thinking: Assessment Design Patterns for Computational Thinking Practices in Secondary Computer Science CS Teachers & Researchers use our assessments CS Teachers participate in our research Get a first look at our framework for assessing computational thinking: Assessment Design Patterns for Computational Thinking Practices in Secondary Computer Science About PACT

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Principled Assessment of Computational Thinking
is applying the Evidence Centered Design (ECD) approach to create assessments that support valid inferences about computational thinking practices, and is using the assessments and other measures to investigate how CS curriculum implementation impacts students' computational thinking practices.


Analyzing and Modeling the Computational Thinking Domain

Provide a foundation for the knowledge and skills underlying the computational thinking domain, and a model for assessing these knowledge and skills: standards mapping and design patterns and task templates.

Developing and Validating Assessments

Apply design patterns and task templates to guide the development of assessments for the Exploring Computer Science curriculum.

Investigating Impact of Implementation on Learning

Use assessments and other measures to investigate how implementation of Exploring Computer Science (ECS) impacts secondary students' computational thinking practices.