(1) Computer science algorithms and programming standards for fourth grade are: 

(a) compare and refine multiple algorithms for the same task and determine which is the most appropriate;

(b) break down problems into smaller, manageable subproblems to facilitate the program development process; and

(c) test and debug a program or algorithm to ensure it runs as intended.

(2) Computer science computing systems standards for fourth grade are:

(a)  explain the function of individual internal and external parts; and

(b) determine potential solutions to solve simple hardware and software problems using common troubleshooting strategies.

(3) Computer science data and analysis standards for fourth grade are:

(a) select and use appropriate non-digital and digital tools to collect and represent data;

(b) identify and use multiple types of data to complete a task; and

(c) evaluate the validity of data based on accuracy and relevance.

(4) Computer science impacts of computing standards for fourth grade are:

(a) collect diverse perspectives for the purpose of improving computational artifacts;

(b) identify rules associated with the appropriate use of digital information when creating computational artifacts; and

(c) describe ethical issues that relate to computing devices and networks.

(5) Computer science networks and the internet standards for fourth grade are to identify cybersecurity problems.


History: Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-121, MCA; IMP, Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 2020 MAR p. 2138, Eff. 7/1/21.