2021 Report

Equity at Skill Struck

The purpose of this report is to show how we are improving equity in computer science education each year on a national level. This is the second equity report we’ve published.

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Accountability in Increasing Equity

It’s been a year since we last published our equity report, and we’ve experienced a lot of growth. We’ve focused our efforts to ensure that we really are doing what we say we’re doing: strengthening communities all over the nation and in other parts of the world, by creating more opportunities for teachers and students of all backgrounds to learn computer science.

We have continued to work toward our goal to make computer science more accessible for underserved communities by working with educators with that same goal. We know that making computer science equitable requires concentrated effort by us, and educators that serve in communities all over the nation. To that end, we want to thank each of our partners for their passion and influence in helping us improve equity in computer science. We’ve been inspired by many this past year and will be sharing some of their stories on our blog here.

We will continue to be transparent about the progress we’re making in improving equity in computer science K-12 education. In this report, we will share information about our user gender, race, disability, low income family percentages, and English language learning status. We have changed the way we collect our user demographic data this past year. We were careful to only include data that was viewable to the public.

To collect our user demographic data, we found the published demographic data for our current school and district site partner population as of December 2021. We partner with both schools and districts, and for that reason have decided to report our data in the same way. Not all of our partners were able to participate in this year’s Equity Report. We were able to report:

  • 100% of our district partner demographic data
  • 40% of our school partner demographic data 

Our staff demographic data represents all of our full-time and part-time employees as of December 2021 and was collected by a survey. You can learn more about how we collected our data in the “Methodology” section of this report.

Our mission is to empower creators, grow problem solvers, and strengthen communities through education that’s accessible, engaging, and innovative for teachers and students.

Equity with Skill Struck
in K–12

We collected this data from our school and district sites across the United States. These numbers represent the student demographics of the schools and districts we are partnered with. 

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Skill Struck User District Account Demographic Data

All the numbers below represent our student users in district-level partnerships.

Gender

51.3%
Male
Pie chart of gender in Skill Struck users in district partnerships
48.7%
Female

Race

Bar chart of district-level gender demographics of Skill Struck users
3.3% Non-specified
1.5% Native American
0.8% Pacific Islander
2% Asian
32.3% Hispanic or Latinx
4.4% Black or African American
56.9% White
41%
of students come from underserved populations
Our most diverse school partner has 98% minority enrollment, where 86% are Hispanic or Latinx and 10% are Black or African American.

Disability

Pie chart of district-level disability demographics of Skill Struck users
4.7%
of students have
a disability
In the district with most disabled students,
8.8%
of students have
a disability

English Language Learners

Pie chart of district-level english-learner demographics of Skill Struck users
8.7%
of students are learning English
In the district with most English Language Learners,
33%
are learning English.

Skill Struck User School Account Demographic Data

All the numbers below represent our student users in school-level partnerships.

* One school out of the schools that are represented below was not able to share this data.

Gender*

51.4%
Male
Pie chart of school-level gender demographics of Skill Struck users
48.6%
Female

Low Income*

Bar graph of school-level low-income demographics of Skill Struck users
38.9% of our school user population come from low-income families

Race

Bar chart of school-level race demographics of Skill Struck users
3.3% Non-specified
1.5% Native American
0.8% Pacific Islander
2% Asian
32.3% Hispanic or Latinx
4.4% Black or African American
56.9% White
Currently, we serve 5 different countries throughout the world including: the United States, Honduras, Canada, Mexico, and Kenya.

English Language Learners*

4.9%
of students are learning English

Diversity at Skill Struck

A survey collecting demographics data went to each of our staff members. As we are expanding our team, we are open to hiring remote workers to increase diversity of gender, race, and background.

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Skill Struck Staff

Gender

42.4%
Male
Pie chart of gender demographics of Skill Struck employees
57.6%
Female
50%
Male
Pie chart of gender demographics of Skill Struck Leadership
50%
Female
80%
Male
Pie chart of gender demographics of Skill Struck technical roles
20%
Female
35.7%
Male
Pie chart of gender demographics of Skill Struck non-technical roles
64.3%
Female

Race

Bar chart of race demographics of Skill Struck employees
6.1% Asian
72.7% White
or Caucasian
6.1% Hispanic
or Latinx
15.2% Black or African American
Bar chart of race demographics of Skill Struck leadership roles
12.5% Hispanic or Latinx
87.5% White or caucasian
Bar chart of race demographics of Skill Struck technical roles
20% Asian
80% White or caucasian
Bar chart of race demographic for Skill Struck non-technical roles
3.6% Asian
71.4% White
or Caucasian
7.1% Hispanic
or Latinx
17.9% Black or African American

Highest Level of Education

6.1%
Some College
6.1%
Technical/professional School
54.6%
Bachelors
16.6%
Masters
9%
High School
Bubble chart of highest education level of Skill Struck employees.

Skill Struck Team Locations

Staff members can be found in:
Utah
Florida
Louisiana
North Carolina
Virginia
Washington
Texas
Georgia
California
Wisconsin
Alabama
New Hampshire
Map of the US highlighting states where Skill Struck staff is found.

Looking Forward

We nearly grew our number of student users and Skill Struck staff members by three times in 2021. We are proud of the impact we have made this past year, and plan to continue this growth in 2022.

We are happy to report that our curriculum is available in both Spanish and English, and we are continuing to make our product accessible for all. In 2021, we launched more curriculum offerings such as an AP Computer Science Principles Course and our new typing platform, Type Station. In 2022, we have big plans ahead for developing a product that best serves our students and educators. Stay tuned on our blog for these updates. Until next year!

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Methodology

Staff Data

Our staff demographic data represents all our full-time and part-time staff as of December 2021 and was collected via self-identification using Google Forms.

Leadership team This is currently defined as those who are head of their department.

Technical In this breakdown of staff data, technical roles include our software developers.

Non-technical: This includes all roles other than software engineering. 

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