EQUITY: At the same time, students lack access to opportunities for learning the very skills in demand. Access gaps have been identified in several areas including gender, geography, and socioeconomics. In adopting the Computer Science Standards, the Michigan Department of Education and schools across the state are committing to Michigan learners that they will be provided equitable access to computer science opportunities regardless of where they live in the state, or the demographics of the schools they attend. The K12 CS Framework, a foundational document for Michigan’s Computer Science Standards, “provides a unifying vision to guide computer science from a subject for the fortunate few to an opportunity for all” (p. 3). It addresses what “equitable access” looks like: When equity exists, there are appropriate supports based on individual students’ needs so that all have the opportunity to achieve similar levels of success…The result of equity is a diverse classroom of students, based on factors such as race, gender, disability, socioeconomic status, and English language proficiency, all of whom have high expectations and feel empowered to learn (p. 23).