Commemorative teacher leading the computer career of female students
Released at 12:26 am on Tuesday, January 24, 2023
According to Shalequa Landry, careers and computer science instructor at Memorial High School.
The Technical Education Campus received the College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for its high percentage of women in AP Computer Science principles.
AP Computer Science Women’s Diversity Award-winning teachers and schools expand girls’ access to AP Computer Science courses.
More than 1,100 institutions have achieved 50% or more female representation in any of the two AP computer science courses in the 2021-22 school year, or the percentage of female computer science test takers is in line with the school’s female population. was equal or better.
In 2022, Landry and MHS/CATE will be one of 832 recognized in the AP Computer Science Principles category.
Adrienne Lott, Media and Communications Specialist at PAISD, said:
“We are honored that our school has received this award and look forward to seeing these young women and others pursue their computer science education and careers and achieve success. What makes Landry special is the proud accomplishment of PAISD, graduating from historic Abraham Lincoln High School in 1992. This is an achievement as an educator giving back to her home community. It’s a perfect circle moment.”
College Board Director of the AP Program, Trevor Packer, says computer science is the source code for much of our economy and our daily lives.
“Five years after launching the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award, it is heartening to see schools like Memorial and CATE campuses welcoming so many young women into this important field.” said Packer.
The first year of AP Computer Science Principles, 2016-17, attracted more students and increased participation than any other AP course debut.
In 2022, 134,651 students took the AP CSP exam. This is more than three times his number of candidates in the first year of the course.
In 2022, 44,811 women took the AP CSP exam. That’s more than triple her number of test takers in 2017.
Providing female students with access to computer science courses is critical to ensuring gender equality in high-paying jobs in the industry and promoting innovation, creativity and representation.
The median annual wage for computer and information technology jobs in May 2021 was $97,430.
But only 24% of the 5 million people in computing jobs are women. That’s why the College Board’s research on AP CSP is so encouraging. According to the data, a female student who took her AP CSP in high school is more than five times as likely to major in Computer Science in college. This is in comparison to female students of similar background and academic preparation who did not take the CSP.
Overall, female students remain underrepresented in high school computer science classes, making up just 33% of participants in AP Computer Science Principles and 25% of participants in AP Computer Science A.
Currently, 51% of high schools nationwide teach basic computer science.