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

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

(b) create programs that use variables to store and modify data;

(c) create programs that include sequences, events, loops, and conditionals;

(d) modify, remix, or incorporate portions of an existing program to develop something new or add more advanced features; and

(e) describe choices made during program development.

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

(a) describe how internal and external parts of computing devices function to form a system;

(b) model how computer hardware and software work together as a system to accomplish tasks; and

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

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

(a) organize and present collected data visually to highlight relationships and support a claim;

(b) demonstrate how to store, copy, search, retrieve, modify, and delete information using a computing device; and

(c) use accurate and relevant data to highlight or propose cause-and-effect relationships, predict outcomes, or communicate an idea.

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

(a) explain how computing technologies have changed Montana and the world, and express how those technologies influence, and are influenced by, cultural practices;

(b) identify ways to improve the accessibility and usability of technology products for the diverse needs and wants of users;

(c) utilize diverse perspectives for the purpose of improving computational artifacts;

(d) apply laws associated with digital information and intellectual property; and

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

(5) Computer science networks and the internet standards for fifth grade are:

(a) explain cybersecurity problems; and

(b) explain how personal information can be protected.


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.