As more and more districts and teachers are adopting CS curriculum based on the CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards and related state standards, there is increasing interest to ensure curriculum is correctly aligned to these standards.

CSTA now validates the standards alignment of K-12 curricular materials submitted by a curriculum provider in a redesigned process. A trained group of K-12 CS educators reviews the curriculum and alignment using detailed rubrics for each standard. They reach consensus on whether the curriculum is fully aligned, partially aligned, or not aligned to each standard, and this alignment is summarized at the core concept and curriculum levels.

We’re Taking a Pause

Thanks for your interest! We have paused standards alignment while working to revise the CSTA K-12 Standards, with a planned release in summer 2026. Check back as CSTA will be sharing more information on the revision process.

Partners Seeking CSTA Endorsement 

Third-party organizations that offer a curriculum or resource and seek endorsement from CSTA are invited to submit their curricula for a crosswalk review for $3,000 USD. Additional submissions are subject to the $3,000 fee. Active CSTA institutional partners may unlock special pricing on the crosswalk review. All partners must follow the same process if they are seeking CSTA’s endorsement of their curricula or resources.


Crosswalk Templates

Use the following templates to request a validated review of your curriculum or resources. Clicking the link will prompt you to copy the spreadsheet. Each review will validate one level of the CSTA K-12 CS Standards. If your curriculum or resources are aligned to multiple levels of standards, please complete multiple crosswalk forms.

Submission Form


Please email with questions about the standards alignment process and crosswalk templates. Contact if you have questions about partnering with CSTA.