(1) In general, a basic program in computer science education shall: 

(a) meet the following conditions:

(i)  provide a well-articulated integrated curriculum that challenges students to learn increasingly more sophisticated computer science concepts across all grade levels and content areas wherever appropriate; and

(ii)  foster a collaborative environment that embraces creativity, communication, and problem solving;

(b) include the following practices:

(i)  ensure students become informed citizens who can critically engage in public discussion on computer science related topics;

(ii)  ensure students develop as learners, users, and creators of computer science knowledge and artifacts;

(iii)  ensure students understand the role and impact of computing in the world around them, leveraging computer technology to create solutions; and

(iv)  increase career and college readiness.


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.