Legislative Brief: Computer Science in Illinois

31 May 2022

Updated November 29, 2022

In March 2021, Public Act 101-0654 was signed into law and included sweeping changes to education. One of the changes includes a focus on computer science and computer literacy. This bill requires the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to develop or adopt computer science learning standards, provides a definition of computer science, and establishes parameters for districts for providing computer literacy and computer science education to students.