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Virginia Computer Science Programming Standards Mapping


Intro to Computer Science in Python 3

21 Standards in this Framework 14 Standards Mapped 66% Mapped to Course

Standard Lessons
PRG.1 The student will describe and use best practices of program development that make some common flaws less likely and explain how this improves computer security.
  1. 2.4 For Loops
  2. 2.6 Comments
  3. 2.7 Naming Guidelines
  4. 2.8 Functions
  5. 2.10 Top Down Design
  6. 2.11 Variables
  7. 3.6 Comments
  8. 4.5 Floating Point Numbers and Rounding
PRG.2 The student will create programs that model the relationships among different elements in collections of real-world data.
PRG.3 The student will translate numbers between machine representations and humanaccessible representations.
PRG.4 The student will design and implement a program working individually and in teams using a text-based language.
  1. 2.19 Putting Together Control Structures
  2. 10.1 Project: Guess the Word
  3. 13.1 Advanced Challenges with Tracy
PRG.5 The student will explain the software life cycle and how it applies to iterative development processes.
PRG.6 The student will design and implement an algorithm a) with compound conditional execution, and analyze and evaluate complex Boolean conditions; and b) using complex iteration, including nested loops.
  1. 2.19 Putting Together Control Structures
  2. 4.3 Comparison Operators
  3. 4.4 Logical Operators
  4. 5.4 Nested Control Structures
  5. 13.1 Advanced Challenges with Tracy
  6. 15.2 De Morgan's Laws
PRG.7 The student will implement programs that accept input from a variety of sources and produce output based on that input.
  1. 2.12 User Input
  2. 2.13 Parameters
  3. 2.19 Putting Together Control Structures
  4. 3.3 User Input
  5. 4.2 If Statements
  6. 6.2 Functions and Parameters
PRG.8 The student will trace the execution of iterative and recursive algorithms, illustrating output and changes in values of named variables.
  1. 2.11 Variables
  2. 2.14 Using i in For Loops
  3. 2.18 While Loops
  4. 2.19 Putting Together Control Structures
  5. 5.2 For Loops
PRG.9 The student will perform complex computations a) on numbers, including modular division and random number generation; and b) on strings, including substring manipulation and processing individual characters.
  1. 2.16 If Statements
  2. 3.4 Mathematical Operators
  3. 3.5 String Operators
  4. 7.1 Indexing
  5. 7.2 Slicing
  6. 7.3 Immutability
  7. 7.4 Strings and For Loops
  8. 7.5 The in Keyword
  9. 7.6 String Methods
PRG.10 The student will demonstrate an understanding of different data types by using appropriate constructs to convert between them when appropriate.
  1. 3.2 Variables and Types
  2. 3.3 User Input
PRG.11 The student will analyze a large-scale computational problem, identify generalizable patterns, and implement a solution.
  1. 2.10 Top Down Design
  2. 2.19 Putting Together Control Structures
  3. 10.1 Project: Guess the Word
  4. 13.1 Advanced Challenges with Tracy
PRG.12 The student will implement an algorithm that uses existing functions and accesses existing libraries or APIs to satisfy its requirements.
PRG.13 The student will write functions, both with and without parameters, and both with and without return values, that represent abstractions useful to the solution of a larger problem.
  1. 2.8 Functions
  2. 2.13 Parameters
  3. 6.1 Functions
  4. 6.2 Functions and Parameters
  5. 6.4 Functions and Return Values
PRG.14 The student will create programs demonstrating an understanding of the interactions between classes in object-oriented design, and by implementing classes with instance data and methods to satisfy a design specification.
  1. 12.1 Classes and Objects
  2. 12.2 Methods
  3. 12.3 Built-In Methods
  4. 12.4 Operator Overloading
  5. 12.5 Class Variables vs. Instance Variables
  6. 12.6 Inheritance
  7. 12.7 Hidden Attributes
  8. 12.9 Modules
PRG.15 The student will use code written by others by reading the documentation and incorporating it into their programs using proper citation of the reused code.
PRG.16 The student will read and store data in 1D and 2D collections, and design and implement algorithms to process and manipulate those collections.
  1. 8.1 Tuples
  2. 8.2 Lists
  3. 9.1 2d Lists
  4. 9.4 Dictionaries
PRG.17 The student will adapt classic algorithms for use in a particular context and analyze them for effectiveness and efficiency.
PRG.18 The student will develop and use a series of test cases to verify that a program performs according to its design specifications, including edge cases and all branches.
  1. 2.12 User Input
  2. 2.13 Parameters
  3. 2.16 If Statements
  4. 2.17 If/ Else Statements
  5. 2.18 While Loops
  6. 2.19 Putting Together Control Structures
  7. 4.2 If Statements
  8. 5.1 While Loops
  9. 5.3 Break and Continue
PRG.19 The student will, through the process of code review, evaluate a program's correctness, readability, usability, and other factors.
  1. 13.1 Advanced Challenges with Tracy
PRG.20 The student will use a systematic approach and debugging tools to independently debug a program.
  1. 2.10 Top Down Design
  2. 2.19 Putting Together Control Structures
PRG.21 The student will identify some of the practical, business, and ethical impacts of open source and free software and the widespread access they provide.